IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 348: Minor Annals, II: Problems and Perspectives

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Sören Kaschke, Department of History, King's College London
Bart Jeremy van Hees, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Jennifer R. Davis, Department of History, Catholic University of America, Washington DC
Respondent:Helmut Reimitz, Department of History, Princeton University
Paper 348-aRewriting Histor(iograph)y: The Annales Petaviani
(Language: English)
Sören Kaschke, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 348-bScriptural Cosmology, Correctio, and the Manuscripts of the So-Called Annales Petaviani
(Language: English)
Andrew Sorber, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology

The so-called ‘minor’ Frankish annals have started to be appreciated as historiographical texts sui generis fairly recently, slowly stepping out of the shadow of their ‘major’ siblings. The second session of this strand opens with a look at some recurring issues, in particular the fluidity of the text of minor annals across manuscripts and the importance of codicological context, with the Annales Petaviani as test case (Sören Kaschke). Drew Sorber examines scriptural cosmology as articulated throughout these same annals and the works that accompany them. Helmut Reimitz will respond on the strand’s take on the place of minor annals within the diverse chorus of Frankish historiography.