Session1209
TitleHincmar's 9th Century, III: Hincmar and Frankish Rulers
Date/TimeWednesday 11 July 2012: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserRachel Stone, Learning Resources & Service Excellence, University of Bedfordshire / Department of History, King's College London
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
 
Moderator/ChairCharles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
 
Paper 1209-a An Unfortunate Necessity?: Hincmar's Relationship with Lothar I (843-55)
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1209-b 'We are between the hammer and the anvil': Hincmar of Rheims and West Frankish Bishops in Front of Louis, King of Germany, 875
(Language: English)
Clémentine Bernard-Valette, Université Lumière Lyon II
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1209-c Hincmar's Influence during Louis the Stammerer's Reign?
(Language: English)
Margaret McCarthy, St John's College, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractHincmar of Rheims was an important political figure throughout his long career in West Francia and was also in frequent contact with other Frankish rulers. The first paper discusses his ongoing dealings with Lothar I of Lotharingia, in whose kingdom part of his diocese fell, exploring both positive contacts and flashpoints. The second examines Hincmar's attempts to find a suitable political and religious response to a particular moment of crisis, the invasion of West Francia by Louis the German in 875, while the final paper discusses the question of how influential Hincmar was late in his career, during the reign of Louis the Stammerer.