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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 612: At the Borders of Genres, II: Articulating Perceptions of the Past in the Carolingian and Post-Carolingian World - The Library of Verona (ii)

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Dipartimento Culture e Civiltà, Università degli studi di Verona / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Organiser:Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 612-aCollectiones Veronenses: A Preliminary Survey of the Canonical Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Donatella Tronca, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 612-bMaterial Evidence from the Diocese of Verona for the Late 8th and 9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Fabio Coden, Dipartimento di Culture e Civiltà Università degli Studi di Verona
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 612-cManuscripts of Verona's Urban Liturgies as Resources for the City's Understanding of Its History
(Language: English)
Arthur Westwell, Kompetenzentrum für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften, Universität Trier
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography

In this second session on transformations of perceptions of the past, Donatella Tronca focuses on Verona’s canon law texts and how they reflect a particular and influential historical understanding of the Christian past. Fabio Coden considers the degree to which the material evidence reflects similar kinds of selection and crossing of borders in building structures, ground plans, and decoration to those that can be observed in the texts. Arthur Westwell explores how liturgical texts attribute a new significance to the urban fabric of Verona, particularly by analogy to Rome, and thus an intensification of historical significance in liturgical performance.