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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 809: Manuscripts and Monastic Mobility in the Carolingian Period

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Network for the Study of Late Antique & Early Medieval Monasticism
Organiser:Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Moderator/Chair:Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Respondent:Rutger Kramer, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 809-aFrom Ligugé to Lorsch: Pseudo-Ephraem's Dicta and their Transmission
(Language: English)
Matthieu van der Meer, Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 809-bManuscripts on the Move: Monasteries, Travel, and the Circulation of Texts
(Language: English)
Clare Woods, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Abstract

For all the restrictions on travel that monastic rules, including the Rule of Benedict, impose on monastic communities, the fates of early medieval manuscripts tell stories of a high mobility among monks. Insular hands in manuscripts from German lands, the history of the arrival of the Rule of Benedict in Sankt Gallen, or the trip of Ceolfrid's Bible, the Codex Αmiatinus, to Rome are only a few instances that witness of extensive and dense networks of interaction among monks, nuns, and their monasteries. The goal of this session is to contribute to the mapping out of these networks by either exploring the interactions of the agents or by tracing the various stages and locations of bodies of texts.