Session 1118: Transformations of Power: Sessions in Honour of Paul Fouracre, III - Communication, Consensus, and Exchange
Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45
|Sponsor:||Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Manchester|
|Organisers:||Katherine Fliegel, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester|
Ryan T. Goodman, Department of History, University of Manchester
Sihong Lin, Department of History, University of Manchester
|Moderator/Chair:||Chris Wickham, Faculty of History, University of Oxford|
|Paper 1118-a||Tangled Transactions in Desiderius of Cahors|
Index terms: Administration, Economics - General, Law
|Paper 1118-b||Revisiting Breton Disputes|
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
|Paper 1118-c||Consensus in Merovingian Politics: An Assessment of the Validity of the Concept of Consensus for Understanding 7th-Century Francia|
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
The third of four sessions in honour of the retirement of Paul Fouracre, this session looks at the related themes of communication, exchange, and consensus.
Danuta Shanzer discusses case studies involving financial transactions from the letters of Desiderius of Cahors, and the difficulties of using epistolographic, rather than documentary, evidence. Wendy Davies revisits a 1986 book co-edited with Paul Fouracre on the settlement of disputes, applying techniques developed from work on Iberian judicial records to explore Breton disputes. Ian Wood reassesses the validity of the concept of consensus in Frankish history.