Session1507
TitleProblems and Possibilities of Early Medieval Diplomatic, I: Royal Charters and Royal Representatives
Date/TimeThursday 14 July 2011: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserJonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
 
Moderator/ChairJulie A. Hofmann, Department of History, Shenandoah University, Virginia
 
Paper 1507-a Some Thoughts on the Charters of King Eadred, 946-55
(Language: English)
Alaric A. Trousdale, Independent Scholar, Washington State
Index Terms: Administration; Archives and Sources; Charters and Diplomatics
Paper 1507-b Monarchical Representation in Carolingian Royal Charters: How High the King?
(Language: English)
Shigeto Kikuchi, Department of History, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
Index Terms: Administration; Charters and Diplomatics; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1507-c Taking it to the March: Carolingian Justice in 9th-Century Girona
(Language: English)
Jonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Administration; Charters and Diplomatics; Local History
 
AbstractEarly medieval royal charters were a form of communication in which centre was represented to locality. This session explores the techniques of such representation from both ends: Trousdale's study of the charters of King Eadred (946-55) examines the diplomatic profile of a neglected king of England; Kikuchi's study of the honorifics used by Carolingian rulers assesses the possible significance of such small details of presentation in political context and Jarrett examines royal power in practice through the window of documents from Carolingian Girona showing royal 'missi' there in the 9th century.