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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 108: Law and Empire: The Capitularies of Louis the Pious, 814-840, I

Monday 3 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Organiser:Karl Ubl, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Moderator/Chair:Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 108-aThe Capitularies of Louis the Pious: Innovations and Departures
(Language: English)
Jennifer R. Davis, Department of History, Catholic University of America, Washington DC
Index terms: Administration, Law
Paper 108-bTwo and a Half Manuscripts: The Capitularies of the Collectio Augustana
(Language: English)
Sören Kaschke, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 108-cJudicial Ordeals in the Capitularies of Louis the Pious, 814-820: The Impact of Intellectual Discourse and Political Debate
(Language: English)
Benedikt Lemke, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Law, Liturgy

The critical edition of the capitularies of Louis the Pious and Lothar I (814‒840) will be published by theMonumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH) in 2023. On this occasion, the group of editors organizes three sessions on different aspects of the legal reforms in the Carolingian empire: some papers give a review of the results of the critical edition and discuss the open questions raised by the analysis of textual variants; some papers present ongoing studies (affiliated with the editorial project) which focus on particular legal topics regulated in the capitularies; and other papers are based on the preprint version and will reflect on the consequences for our view of the capitularies from an outside perspective.