Session107
TitleModels of Authority in Scottish Charters, c. 1100 - c. 1250, I: Introducing Scottish Charters
Date/TimeMonday 6 July 2015: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorArts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government 1100-1250'
 
OrganiserDauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Moderator/ChairAlice Taylor, Department of History, King's College London
 
Paper 107-a Introducing the Models of Authority Project: Scottish Charters, c. 1100 - c. 1250
(Language: English)
Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 107-b Scotland's Earliest Cartularies
(Language: English)
Joanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 107-c Standardisation of the Diplomatic in Scottish Royal Acts down to 1249
(Language: English)
John Reuben Davies, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Language and Literature - Latin
 
Abstract'Models of Authority' is an AHRC-funded project investigating changes in the handwriting and structured prose of Scottish charters c. 1100 - c. 1250. The first paper in this session introduces the project, explaining how its combination of new and traditional approaches to palaeography and diplomatic has the potential to offer a new perspective on the origins of government. The second and third papers showcase recent work on two critical areas for charter- studies in this period: understanding cartularies, focusing particularly on Scotland's earliest example (Aberdeen University Library Scottish Catholic Archives MS J1/3), and the emergence of a distinctively royal repertoire of structured prose.