IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1201: LEME, I: The Making of Space in the Early Medieval West

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Laboratório de Estudos Medievais (LEME), Cidade Universitária São Paulo
Organiser:Hervin Fernández-Aceves, School of History / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto, Middle Persian Studies Project, Universidade de Brasília
Paper 1201-aPlaces of Power, Economic Networks, and Space Control in Carolingian Aquitaine
(Language: English)
Adrien Bayard, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies, Political Thought
Paper 1201-bThe Making of Space in Adomnán of Iona's Vita Columbae
(Language: English)
Gabriel Barth Tarifa, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Hagiography, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Abstract

The aim of this session is to discuss the making of space, both in a physical and symbolic way, in areas of the west during the early Middle Ages. In order to explore this topic, papers will discuss economic networks and coercive influence in Carolingian spaces, and, with a more ideological approach, how spaces are formatted and conceived in saintly narratives, more specifically the Vita Columbae. It is hoped that these analyses will bring forth early medieval perceptions of spatial thought.