IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1543: The Different Shapes of Burgundy, I

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Universität Basel / Universität Zürich
Organisers:Johannes Luther, Historisches Seminar Universität Zürich
Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Moderator/Chair:Andreas Karg, Abteilung 'Forschung & Nachwuchs', Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 1543-aFamily Matters: New Perspectives on the Crisis of 879 and Some of Its (Burgundian) Protagonists
(Language: English)
Max Wohltmann, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte und Abteilung Landesgeschichte Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1543-bLegitimation and Self-Perception: Hugh of Arles as Successor of Emperor Lothar I?
(Language: English)
Eva-Maria Butz, Historisches Institut, Technische Universität Dortmund
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1543-cRex mollis et effeminatus: Rudolph III of Burgundy
(Language: English)
Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Abstract

‘It would be hard to mention any geographical name which, by its application at different times to different districts, has caused, and continues to cause, more confusion than this name Burgundy’ (James Bryce, 1871, Note A). Indeed, during the Middle Ages, there have been several configurations named Burgundy: quite a few kingdoms – e. g. the kingdom of the Burgundians, the legendary Nibelungs, the Frankish realm, the kingdom of Provence (= Lower Burgundy), the kingdom of Upper Burgundy, the kingdom of Arles -, but also the duchy of Burgundy and the county of Burgundy… Our two sessions aim to shed some light on some of these opaque configurations.