Session803
TitleDefining Kingdoms in 10th-Century Europe
Date/TimeTuesday 2 July 2013: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorDepartment of History, University of California, Berkeley
 
OrganiserGeoffrey Koziol, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
 
Moderator/ChairTheo Riches, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
 
Paper 803-a The (Dark) Matter of France: Monasticism and the Making of the West Frankish Kingdom
(Language: English)
Geoffrey Koziol, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Mentalities; Monasticism; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 803-b Who Were the Lotharingians?: Defining Political Belonging after the End of the Carolingian Empire
(Language: English)
Simon MacLean, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Mentalities; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 803-c Beyond the Charter Horizon: (Un)Making England in the 10th Century
(Language: English)
Charles Insley, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies / Department of History, University of Manchester
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Mentalities; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractThe session looks at notions of political belonging in various 10th-century kingdoms after the end of the Carolingian Empire. The hallmarks of the period are conventionally seen as fragmentation and incoherence. Yet somehow large political units took shape and persisted. The three papers explore the institutions and discourses that articulated the sense of a kingdom in this period, and attempt thereby to uncover its distinctive features.