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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1712: Living in the Carolingian World, III: Testing the Limits of the Carolingian World

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Noah Blan, Department of History, University of Michigan
Valerie Garver, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Moderator/Chair:Richard M. Pollard, Département d'Histoire, l'Université du Québec à Montréal
Respondent:Carine van Rhijn, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1712-aOn Criminal Priests in the Carolingian World
(Language: English)
Rachel Stone, Department of History, King's College London / Learning Resources and Service Excellence, University of Bedfordshire
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies
Paper 1712-bLiving in the Carolingian World during the Viking Invasions
(Language: English)
Eric J. Goldberg, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Index terms: Daily Life, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy

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 non-elite experienced transgressions, disruptions, and nonconformity to the desires of Carolingian religious and secular leaders. A concluding response will question the utility of the historical frame of the Carolingian World.