IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1237: The Transformation of the Carolingian World, III

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:'Transformation of the Carolingian World' Network
Organiser:Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Mayke de Jong, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1237-aCarolingian Italy from a Post-Carolingian Perspective: The Case of the Chronicon Salernitanum
(Language: English)
Walter Pohl, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien /
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1237-bThe Synod of Erfurt: Ottonian and Mediterranean Politics in 932
(Language: English)
Stefan Esders, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1237-c'Setting aside sacerdotal judgement, they pass over to the examination of secular people': Pope Leo of Bourges (sic) in 9th-Century Francia
(Language: English)
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

‘Transformation of the Carolingian World’ is an international project that focuses on the cultural, political, economic, social, and religious changes in the period c. 900-1050. Modern narratives often define this ‘long 10th century’ by what it was not: it is either presented as the time when the 9th-century cultural achievements, social structures, and political geography of the Carolingians disintegrated, or as the first stage in the birth of European nations. Building on a wide range of sources, ranging from conciliar texts to historical narratives and poems, these papers suggest alternative perspectives of this exciting epoch of transition.