IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1140: Memories of Clovis

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Birgit Kynast, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Dominik Waßenhoven, Facheinheit Geschichte, Universität Bayreuth
Paper 1140-aRex Francorum: Clovis and the Charisma of Merovingian Kings
(Language: English)
Ludger Körntgen, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought
Paper 1140-bClovis: King, Consul, or Even Emperor?
(Language: English)
Roland Zingg, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1140-cSicamber, Constantine, Silvester?: The Baptism of Clovis
(Language: English)
Birgit Kynast, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Abstract

Medieval historiography remembered Clovis as founder of the Frankish kingdom; he also was a reference for early medieval kingship in modern research. The session will take a fresh look at some of the main features, often discussed as primordial events during the rule of Clovis, or characteristic elements with special meaning for medieval kingship: his baptism in Reims, the, in a sense, obscure appointment as consul by the East-Roman emperor, and the personal features of his rule that have been a main reference for the influential modern concept of charismatic rulership.