IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1217: The Transformation of the Carolingian World, I

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Transformation of the Carolingian World Network
Organiser:Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Esders, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Paper 1217-aPrelates in Royal Service under the Ottonian Kings of Germany
(Language: English)
David Bachrach, Department of History, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1217-bMoney on the Move: Changing Patterns of Coin Circulation and the 'Transformation of the Carolingian Empire'
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1217-cFrom Gens to Territory?: Territorial Foundations of Power in the East Frankish Kingdom
(Language: English)
Hans-Werner Goetz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
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. The first session focuses on the multiple changes in the perception of territory, the Royal service, and the usage of coins from the 9th to 11th centuries.