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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1612: Living in the Carolingian World, II: Peasants and Boundaries of Power

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Noah Blan, Department of History, University of Michigan
Valerie Garver, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Kohl, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1612-aPetitioning Pauperes: Gaining Access to Justice in the Carolingian World
(Language: English)
Jan van Doren, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Political Thought
Paper 1612-bConserve and Cultivate: Peasants and a Carolingian Moral Ecology
(Language: English)
Noah Blan, Department of History, University of Michigan
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Daily Life, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 1612-cLife in a Royal Landscape: Evidence from 9th-Century Carolingian Royal Charters
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Daily Life, Geography and Settlement Studies

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 felt the effects of elite efforts to exert power is less clear. These papers will explore how the non-elite experienced the Carolingian world as legal petitioners, agrarian subjects, and dependents on estates.