Session1616
TitleOthering in Pre-Norman Southern Italy, II: Otherness in Culturally Divergent Societies
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorInstitut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akadamie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom
 
OrganiserClemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Kordula Wolf, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom
 
Moderator/ChairWalter Pohl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 1616-a The Social Capital of Others: Diversity as Politics in Southern Italy
(Language: English)
Caroline J. Goodson, Faculty of History / King's College, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Art History - General; Epigraphy; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1616-b The Construction of Allegiance and Exclusion in Erchempert's Historiola
(Language: English)
Sophie Gruber, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Local History; Mentalities; Monasticism
 
AbstractThis second session on 'othering' in southern Italy before the Norman conquests will look in more detail at identities in urban and monastic contexts. Caroline Goodson will then address cultural diversity in south Italian urban centres and demonstrate the strategies employed by southern Italians to derive benefit from this diversity; she will ask how 'othering' might have worked among neighbours. Turning back once more to Monte Cassino, Sophie Gruber will analyse the Erchempert's History and address its literary strategies when dealing with 'others', especially with political players in the region.