IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 822: Creating Communities and Others in and around the Frankish Kingdoms, c. 400-1000, III: Material Survivals

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Kısmet Press, Leeds
Organiser:Ricky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:N Yavuz, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Paper 822-aFrom Kin to Kith: The Consolidation of Monastic Communities in Early Medieval Miscellanies from Saint Gallen
(Language: English)
Anna Dorofeeva, Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 822-bProblematising 'Otherness' in Early Anglo-Saxon Archaeology
(Language: English)
James Michael Harland, Department of Arts, Design & Social Sciences, Northumbria University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Mentalities
Paper 822-cLombard Law and Scribal Communities, c. 975-1050
(Language: English)
Thomas Gobbitt, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The final session of this strand addresses the material evidence for early medieval attitudes to community and otherness and considers the ways modern historians have used and interpreted this evidence. Anna Dorofeeva takes the miscellanies in the manuscript collection of St Gallen and shows how through their diversity they could be used to create a sense of cohesion for monastic communities. James Harland shows how Guy Halsall’s Derrida-inspired approach to early Merovingian archaeology can be applied to contemporary finds from Anglo-Saxon England to illuminate the problem of applying modern concepts of otherness to the early medieval world. Thom Gobbitt analyses four law-books containing unique attestations of the Lombard law to examine how this text could be produced and utilised to suit the needs of specific communities.