IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1337: The Transformation of the Carolingian World, IV

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:'Transformation of the Carolingian World' Network
Organiser:Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1337-aThe Carolingian Formula Collections: Why Do They Disappear?
(Language: English)
Warren Brown, Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1337-bDiplomatic Knowledge on the Edge of Organised Corpora: Considerations on Dispersed Charter Models
(Language: English)
Philippe Depreux, Historisches Seminar / Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1337-cThe Comital Office in Ottonian Germany
(Language: English)
David Bachrach, Department of History, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval, 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.