Session1205
TitleTexts and Identities, IX: Government, Mobility, and Communication in the Carolingian Empire under Louis the Pious (814-840), ii
Date/TimeWednesday 14 July 2010: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorHludowicus Project: www.hludowicus.eu, Agence nationale de la Recherche / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / Institut für Mittelalterforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
OrganiserPhilippe Depreux, Historisches Seminar / Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts', Universität Hamburg
Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Stefan Esders, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
 
Moderator/ChairStuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Paper 1205-a Aachen, Walahfrid Strabo, and the Crisis of the Carolingian Empire
(Language: English)
Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Political Thought
Paper 1205-b Louis the Pious on the Road
(Language: English)
Jens Schneider, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Geography and Settlement Studies; Political Thought
Paper 1205-c Hludovicus venator
(Language: English)
Eric J. Goldberg, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Political Thought
 
AbstractThe second half of the reign of Louis the Pious is usually considered a time of decline, in which the Frankish empire started to dissolve amid internal rebellions and external pressure. However, the manifold challenges of that prolonged crisis also served as points of departure for new ideas and concepts for dealing with the current dangers. Rethinking the obligations of kingship, ecclesiastical office, and the lay aristocracy, the period in question can also be pictured as a time of transformation, in which new ways of doing things were settled. Steffen Patzold takes a fresh look at Walahfrid's poetic consideration of the time of Charlemagne. Jens Schneider concentrates on the whereabouts of Louis the Pious as far as their reconstruction is possible from his diplomata while Eric Goldberg analyses the emperor's use of the hunting tradition as a statesman's instrument.