IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1150: The Use of Water and Wetlands at the End of the Early Middle Ages, II: Water as Resource

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Marco Panato, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Lukas Werther, Institut für Orientalistik, Indogermanistik und Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Moderator/Chair:Caroline Goodson, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1150-aThe Use of Hydropower in Early Medieval Central Europe: A Dendroarchaeological Approach
(Language: English)
Bernhard Muigg, Institut für Forstwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Bernhard Muigg, Institut für Forstwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Bernhard Muigg, Institut für Forstwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Economics - General, Technology
Paper 1150-bKingdom's Arteries: The Fiscal Patrimony of the Italian Kingdom in the Fluvial System of the Po, 9th-10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Giacomo Vignodelli, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Giacomo Vignodelli, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Giacomo Vignodelli, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

This multisession panel is aimed to provide a multidisciplinary approach – combining written sources, archaeological evidence and proxy data – on the use of water and wetlands at the end of the Early Middle Ages (8th-10th century). Water has always been considered as a valuable resource for past societies, but its proximity did also constitute a serious danger. In the early Middle Ages, many regions have been dominated by water and wetlands. This session focuses on water management and water as a resource, concerning different types of exploitation such as hydro-energy and irrigation.