IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 827: Birds and Battles: Carolingian Poetic Materialities

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Organiser:Matthew Bryan Gillis, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Moderator/Chair:Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Paper 827-aThe Fight of the Raven: Uses of Bird Metaphors in the Poems of Alcuin and Theodulf
(Language: English)
Rebecca Schmalholz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Rebecca Schmalholz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities
Paper 827-bTheodulf and Moduin: 'The Battle of the Birds' in Context
(Language: English)
Andrew Romig, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Andrew Romig, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities
Paper 827-cRe-Presenting War in Abbo of Saint-Germain's Bella parisiacae urbis
(Language: English)
Matthew Bryan Gillis, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Matthew Bryan Gillis, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities, Military History
Abstract

The Carolingian Era produced medieval Europe’s first great era of Latin poetry. This poetry’s importance in political, religious, and educational spheres has long been recognized. Taking up the themes of birds and battles in verse, this session considers the following questions: How did poetry remake the material in the 8th and 9th century, and how did the material shape the poetry of that time? The goal of the session is to uncover some of the imaginative ways in which Carolingian poets and readers related the material world to their greatest intellectual and spiritual concerns.