Session127
TitleTexts and Identities, I: Germanus of Auxerre
Date/TimeMonday 7 July 2014: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorInstitut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
 
OrganiserE. T. Dailey
Gerda Heydemann, Geschichte der Spätantike und des frühen Mittelalters, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
 
Moderator/ChairMaximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 127-a Germanus between Episcopacy and Papacy
(Language: English)
Andreas Fischer, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 127-b The Cosmopolitan Saint
(Language: English)
Jamie Kreiner, Department of History, University of Georgia, Athens
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 127-c Germanus and the End of Roman Britain
(Language: English)
Ian N. Wood, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Historiography - Modern Scholarship
 
AbstractThis session deals with bishop Germanus of Auxerre as a subject of hagiographical and historiographical efforts in Late Antiquity and beyond. First Andreas Fischer will analyse the circumstances which brought Germanus on his mission to Britain and their presentation in the sources. Jamie Kreiner will then examine how Germanus's successive hagiographers represented him as a member of the elite, depending on his social context. Finally, in a paper dedicated to historiography Ian Wood will look at when the Vita Germani became the major source for the end of Roman Britain.