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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 308: Law and Empire: The Capitularies of Louis the Pious, 814-840, III

Monday 3 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Organiser:Karl Ubl, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Moderator/Chair:Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Respondent:Mayke de Jong, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 308-aOn the Use of Capitulary Texts in the Time of Louis the Pious
(Language: English)
Shigeto Kikuchi, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München / Program for Evolving Humanities & Sociology, University of Tokyo
Index terms: Administration, Law
Paper 308-bPerspectives and Attitudes Towards the Unfree in the Capitularies of Louis the Pious
(Language: English)
Dominik Leyendecker, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 308-cThe Critical Edition: Results and Open Questions
(Language: English)
Karl Ubl, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The critical edition of the capitularies of Louis the Pious and Lothar I (814‒840) will be published by the Monumenta 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.