Session 818: Transformations of Power: Sessions in Honour of Paul Fouracre, I - From the Merovingians to the Carolingians
Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00
|Sponsor:||Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Manchester|
|Organisers:||Katherine Fliegel, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester|
Ryan T. Goodman, Department of History, University of Manchester
Sihong Lin, Department of History, University of Manchester
|Moderator/Chair:||Charles Insley, Department of History, University of Manchester|
|Paper 818-a||Eternal Light and Earthly Images: Lighting Churches and the Struggle for Power in 8th-Century Rome|
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
|Paper 818-b||Comparing Resources: Reading Carolingian Political Economy through the Merovingians|
Index terms: Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
The first of four sessions in honour of the retirement of Paul Fouracre, this session examines one of the periods most associated with his work: the 8th century, and the transformation from Merovingian to Carolingian Francia.
Marios Costambeys examines a recently-discovered fresco at the church of Santa Sabina in Rome and discusses the significance of the fresco’s imagery and contemporary relations between elites in Rome and Constantinople. Jennifer Davis examines how Carolingian political structures intersected with their economic developments and what they borrowed from Merovingian practice.