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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1317: The Transformation of the Carolingian World, II

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Transformation of the Carolingian World Network
Organiser:Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 1317-aHistoriography, Time Tables, Poetics: Some Observations on the Diversification of Knowledge
(Language: English)
Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1317-bCommemorating - or Not - Queens and Common Women in the Verses of the Carolingian Poet Ermoldus Nigellus, fl. 826
(Language: English)
Carey Fleiner, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Social History
Paper 1317-cAbbo of Saint-Germain-des-Prés's Poetics of Martyrdom
(Language: English)
Matthew Bryan Gillis, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Social History

'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. This is the second of two sessions that focuses on different textual reaction on social changes in the late Carolingian world, and how did authors and communities imagine, use and not use the various pasts available to them?