IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1012: Generic Borders, I: Articulating Perceptions of the Past in Carolingian and Post-Carolingian Iberia and Southern France

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:IEM, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Program in Medieval Studies, Princeton University / Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Tübingen
Organiser:Matthias Martin Tischler, Institut d'Estudis Medievals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1012-aDid Carolingian Historiography Play a Role in the Historical Production of the Iberian Peninsula?
(Language: English)
Matthias Martin Tischler, Institut d'Estudis Medievals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1012-bTime Framing and Divine Providence: Reflections on the Chronicle of Ado of Vienne
(Language: English)
Uta Heil, Institut für Kirchengeschichte, Christliche Archäologie und Kirchliche Kunst, Universität Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1012-cDid the Chronicon Anianense Cross the Pyrenees?
(Language: English)
Julien Bellarbre, UFR Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Université de Cergy-Pontoise / Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Université de Limoges
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1012-dReconstructing Iberian History in the Light of the End of Times: From National History to Salvation History in the Codex of Roda, 10th and 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Gaelle Bosseman, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid / École Pratique des Hautes Études (ÉPHE), Paris
Abstract

The session on perception of the past in Carolingian and post-Carolingian Iberia and Southern France, will be started by Matthias Tischler who will provide a first overview over the cultural and political connectivity between Western Europe and the Iberian World in the mirror of historical writing between the 9th and 12th centuries. A key issue in this panorama is the question of how products of Carolingian historiography written in the cultural centres of the 8th- and 9th-century Carolingian Empire were known, transmitted or even re-written in the various regions of the Iberian worlds and what we can learn from this evidence in regard to the adaptation of shared historical resoucres to maintain and update a shared cultural memory. Uta Heil will explore the chronicle of Bishop Ado of Vienne († 875) as an example for historical reflections on the concept of divine providence up to Carolingian times. Gaelle Bossemann, looks at the study of history in the 10th to 11th-century in Iberia by focusing on one manuscript: the Codex of Roda (Madrid, Biblioteca de la Real Academia de la Historia, Cod. 78), a historical and prophetical compilation that was copied and completed in the Rioja or Navarra region and tells the history of the Christians of the Iberian Peninsula as the history of a new chosen people. Julien Bellarbe will present some reflections about the classical attribution of the only manuscript of the Chronicle of Aniane (Paris Bnf Ms. Lat. 5941, 12th century) to the Catalonian abbey of Ripoll and revisit the arguments dismissing the attribution of this fundamental source on Aquitanian history to Ripoll which will also allow to understand the chronicle as well as its transmission as a window into the lively cultural exchange and connections across the borders of Aquitaine and Catalonia in Carolingian and post-Carolingian times.