IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1535: Early Medieval Manuscripts between the Genres, I

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Mateusz Fafinski, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Anna Gehler, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Moderator/Chair:Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1535-aShow Your Work: The Fuzzy Border between Draft and Finished Product in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 3848B
(Language: English)
Michael Eber, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1535-bLooking Forward, Looking Back: Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, HB V 20 and the Concept of 'Future'
(Language: English)
Mateusz Fafinski, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 1535-cStuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, HB V 20: A Manuscript between the Genres and What We Can Conclude from Its Reuse
(Language: English)
Anna Gehler, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Manuscripts are often small microcosms, within which multiple genres and multiple motivations cross. By looking in detail into two individual manuscripts, this session will examine how the causae complilandi and the internal arrangements of those two manuscripts crossed the borders of the genres, between past and future and between use and re-use. What were the reasons manuscripts or ‘dossiers’ were compiled in a particular way? The papers in this session will focus on the questions of propaganda, concepts of the future and the details of micro and macro histories that we can find in some of the early medieval manuscripts.