IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 712: At the Borders of Genres, III: Articulating Perceptions of the Past in Carolingian and Post-Carolingian World - Burgundy and Septimania

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Organisers:Christoph Haack, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Helmut Reimitz, Department of History, Princeton University
Moderator/Chair:Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Paper 712-aFamily Matters Seen from the Outside and the Inside: Carolingian Narratives in the Case of Bernhard of Septimania
(Language: English)
Andreas Öffner, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 712-bShaping the Merovingian Past in Aimoin of Fleury's Historiae
(Language: English)
Christian Stadermann, Historisches Seminar - Alte Geschichte, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 712-cThe End of Carolingian History: Rodulfus Glaber, Charles the Simple, and the Flagellationes of the orbis Romanus
(Language: English)
Christoph Haack, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Abstract

History and the written word are powerful tools of historical change. By writing about social order, authors define its borders. In the last decades, research has stressed this aspect with regard not only to normative, but also to historiographic writing: in (re)writing the past, history negotiates what is ought to be. This issue becomes especially urgent when social groups are convinced of being threatened. In such situations borders and order of societies are discussed and shifted. This panel examines the framing of the past and with it ideals of the present in historiographical texts from the Carolingian Age.