IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1312: Generic Borders, IV: Articulating Perceptions of the Past in Carolingian and Post-Carolingian Italy

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

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:Helmut Reimitz, Department of History, Princeton University
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Esders, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Paper 1312-aHistorical Possibilities at Monte Amiata at the Turn of the Millennium
(Language: English)
Maya Maskarinec, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1312-bHistoriographical Moods and Their Textual Transmission in 9th-and 10th-Century Italy
(Language: English)
Walter Pohl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session combines a profound case study with a broader perspective. Maya Maskarinec will investigate how the monks of Monte Amiata at the turn of the millennium compiled and recycled historiographical and legal resources to create new resources for the future. Walter Pohl will address the production, transmission and impact of Italian historiographical texts, and raise questions about the particularities of Italian perceptions of the past in the period. The session will also provide the opportunity to draw together the papers presented in the entire strand, and engage in comparative discussion.