IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1233: Remembering Communities in Early Medieval Europe, I: Memory and Authority

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Kısmet Press
Organiser:Ricky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1233-aThe Memory of the Origins of the First 'Duchy' of Aquitaine in the 7th Century
(Language: English)
Julien Bellarbre, UFR Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Université de Cergy-Pontoise / Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Université de Limoges
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought
Paper 1233-bSpiritual Genealogies for the Anglo-Saxon Church: Episcopal Lists and Their Communities
(Language: English)
Miriam Adan Jones, Faculteit der Godgeleerdheid, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography, Political Thought

This session addresses the relationship between memory and the construction of authority, considering particularly how leaders of communities were remembered and the role such remembrance played in the formation of communal identities. Julien Bellarbre offers a radical re-interpretation of the received understanding of Aquitaine’s first ruler, Felix. Miriam Adan Jones considers two Anglo-Saxon episcopal lists as ‘spiritual genealogies’ which served to highlight the communities’ relationships with one another and with the wider world.