IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 701: Eadmer of Canterbury, I: Eadmer's Memory, Manuscripts, and Evidence

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Charlie Rozier, Durham University Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Moderator/Chair:Charlie Rozier, Durham University Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Respondent:Charlie Rozier, Durham University Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Paper 701-aEadmer and His Books: What Sort of Scribe Was He?
(Language: English)
Benjamin Pohl, Department of History, University of Bristol
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 701-bUses of Evidence in Eadmer's Historia novorum
(Language: English)
Robert F. Berkhofer, Department of History, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Abstract

This session explores Eadmer’s aims as a monastic historian from three different vantage points: the first examines his use of personal recollection and eyewitness testimony; the second re-visits his compilations of his own works (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MSS 371 and 452); the third investigates books five and six of the Historia nouorum and their use of forgeries and other documents.