IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1241: Text as Material Artefacts, III: Pragmatic Materiality - Forms and Shapes of Administration

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sébastien Barret, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Moderator/Chair:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 1241-aA Simple Calculation?: Genre and Materiality of Late Medieval Accounts
(Language: English)
Lienhard Thaler, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
Lienhard Thaler, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
Lienhard Thaler, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Economics - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1241-bThe Lives and Times of Charters in the Lambach Monastery
(Language: English)
Johannes Kaska, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
Johannes Kaska, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
Johannes Kaska, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1241-cThe Materiality of Medieval Documents through Their Copies in the 15th and 16th Centuries in Santiago de Compostela's Church: Imitation or Reinterpretation?
(Language: English)
Adrián Ares Legaspi, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Adrián Ares Legaspi, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Adrián Ares Legaspi, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1241-dMedieval Texts between Historical Methodology and Archeological Approach: What Historians Can Learn From Archaeological Materials
(Language: English)
Isabelle Bretthauer, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Anciennes et Médiévales (CRAHAM), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Isabelle Bretthauer, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Anciennes et Médiévales (CRAHAM), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Isabelle Bretthauer, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Anciennes et Médiévales (CRAHAM), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Index terms: Administration, Archaeology - General, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics
Abstract

Charters and administrative documents are prone to radically change their material form in the course of their existence and along the history of their manuscript tradition. They belong to the relatively few documents which it is perfectly normal to create, find, use and preserve as single-sheet units, as parts of a codex, as documents added to a codex, a passages on a roll… This might be a one the reasons why they are always included in the often-changing definitions of pragmatic literacy and/or documents. At any rate, this leads to them assuming diverse material incarnations, from a ‘codicological’ as well as from a ‘palaeographical’ point of view. This session bases on the assumption that these various forms should be fully part of the historical analysis and not be considered as mere contingencies. The documents get copied, formed and re-formed in ways which are neither neutral nor innocent and directly affect their use, their reception and their very nature. The present session aims at shedding light on these different aspects, considering the documents themselves as well as their treatment at the hands of users, archivists, and historians.