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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1512: Living in the Carolingian World, I: Intersections between Popular and Elite

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Florence Bourgne, Centre d'Études Médiévales Anglaises, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Valerie Garver, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Moderator/Chair:Kelly Gibson, Department of History, University of Dallas, Texas
Paper 1512-aAffecting Weather and Climate in the Carolingian World
(Language: English)
David Patterson, Department of History, University of British Columbia
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought, Rhetoric
Paper 1512-bUsing Coinage in the Carolingian World
(Language: English)
Simon Coupland, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Daily Life, Economics - General, Numismatics
Paper 1512-cThe Fate of Latin in the Carolingian Empire
(Language: English)
Martin Gravel, Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin, Literacy and Orality

The Carolingian World did not map onto any specific borders or boundaries so much as it reflected the reach and ambitions of its rulers and thinkers who imagined their unique place in history and the world. The extent to which the majority of people living under Carolingian rule and influence experienced a Carolingian world is less clear. These papers will explore the degree to which the elite and the non-elite shared certain practices and ideas that concerned them all - weather, use of coins, and language - in order to answer the question of what it meant to live in the Carolingian World.