Session105
TitleTexts and Identities, I: Merovingian Queens - Narratives and Politics
Date/TimeMonday 12 July 2010: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorInstitut für Mittelalterforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
 
OrganiserE. T. Dailey
 
Moderator/ChairIan N. Wood, Independent Scholar, Leeds
 
Paper 105-a Betrayal or Portrayal?: The Depiction of Fredegund and Clovis in Gregory of Tours' Decem Libri Historiarum V.39-49
(Language: English)
Julia A. Hofmann, School of History, University College Dublin
Index Terms: Politics and Diplomacy; Women's Studies
Paper 105-b Merovingian Polygamy
(Language: English)
E. T. Dailey,
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy; Women's Studies
Paper 105-c The Adulterous Queen in Early Frankish Historiography
(Language: English)
Linda Dohmen, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities; Political Thought; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThis session examines issues of Merovingian Queenship. This includes the rulership of Queen Fredegund, the alleged Merovingian practice of polygamy, and the issue of adultery in the royal household. Special attention will be given to the Histories of Gregory of Tours, and the so-called Chronicle of Fredegar. The session aims to encourage study on the often-overlooked topic of queens and rulership within the Merovingian Kingdoms.