Session604
TitlePolitics of Territory, II: Perceptions and Practices of Space in Southern France (c.750- c.1200)
Date/TimeTuesday 10 July 2012: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorANR-DFG Project TERRITORIUM 'Espace et politique/Raum und Politik', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée / Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen
 
OrganiserJens Schneider, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
 
Moderator/ChairGeneviève Bührer-Thierry, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
 
Paper 604-a Fortifications and the Organisation of Power in Carolingian Aquitaine
(Language: English)
Adrien Bayard, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo
Index Terms: Administration; Archaeology - Sites; Historiography - Medieval; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 604-b Reforming Church, Producing Territory: The Second Birth of the Diocese of Die (c. 1000 – c. 1200)
(Language: English)
Aurélien Le Coq, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Index Terms: Administration; Ecclesiastical History; Historiography - Medieval; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 604-c Some Reflections on Interregional Comparison: France and Germany
(Language: English)
Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Historiography - Modern Scholarship
 
AbstractThe Franco-German research project TERRITORIUM intends to examine the genesis of political territories before 1200. Comparative analysis of the situation in Germany and Southern France shall trace out the political practices at work as well as the different historiographical representations produced by the specific epistemic traditions in both countries.
These two papers deal with the strategies of affirming power over political or ecclesiastical spaces. Adrien Bayard reviews the function of the early medieval fortifications in Aquitaine from Pippin the Short until the death of Louis the Pious. Aurélien Le Coq analyses the diocese of Die in the former Burgundian kingdom as a laboratory of Gregorian reform, especially under bishop Hugh of Romans (1074-1082/5).
The object of this session is to discuss political, religious and geographical aspects of the production of territories and their changing historiographical perceptions.