IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1644: Rome in the Early Medieval Memory

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Quaestiones Medii Aevi Novae
Organiser:Maksymilian Sas, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1644-aRewrite Memory, Rebuild the City: The Narration about the City of Rome in the First Redactions of the Liber Pontificalis
(Language: English)
Andrea Antonio Verardi, Dipartimento di Storia, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' / Facoltà di Storia e Beni Culturali della Chiesa, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Mentalities
Paper 1644-bKing Caedwalla of Wessex in Rome: The Significance of the Cult of St Peter the Apostle for the Anglo-Saxons, c. 600-800
(Language: English)
Maksymilian Sas, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Liturgy, Mentalities
Paper 1644-cByzantine Rome in the Eyes of 9th-Century Romans
(Language: English)
Philipp Winterhager, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Monasticism

The journal ‘Quaestiones Medii Aevi Novae’ would be pleased to sponsor a session at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds. The session will analyze Rome as remembered by early medieval societies. The papers will describe the dynamics of creating imagined community of Rome as presented in the first redactions ofLiber Pontificalis, 9th-century Roman hagiography, as well as Anglo-Saxon sources describing the pilgrimage of King Ceadwalla to Rome. As a consequence, this session will highlight both self-consciousness of the Roman elite as well as the significance of the City for political communities outside Rome.