IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 608: Ruling Ravenna in the 750s

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste / Capitularia-Project
Organiser:Sören Kaschke, Department of History, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Esders, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Paper 608-aThe Italian Job: Pippin's Lombard Campaigns
(Language: English)
Sören Kaschke, Department of History, King's College London
Sören Kaschke, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 608-bAistulf's Ambitions versus Pippin's Power and the Implementation of the So-Called Donation of Pippin in 756
(Language: English)
Patrick Breternitz, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Patrick Breternitz, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Numismatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 608-cThe Loss of Ravenna: Byzantine Administration in the Northern Adriatic after 751
(Language: English)
Dominik Leyendecker, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Dominik Leyendecker, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Administration, Byzantine Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

In the 8th century, parts of northern Italy were bitterly contested between the Byzantine empire, the Lombard kingdom, and the Papacy, with the Franks joining the fray from the 750’s onwards. The first paper reviews the domestically contested Frankish intervention under Pippin the Short (Kaschke), before the second paper (Breternitz) shifts the focus onto the Lombard king Aistulf’s tactics when required by the peace treaty to hand over Ravenna to the Franks. Finally, the third paper (Leyendecker) takes a closer look at how Byzantium tried to cope with the loss of Ravenna and in particular reorganised administrative functions previously exerted from there.