TitleThe Transformation of the Carolingian World, IV
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
Sponsor'Transformation of the Carolingian World' Network
OrganiserRichard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/ChairRosamond McKitterick, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1337-a The Carolingian Formula Collections: Why Do They Disappear?
(Language: English)
Warren Brown, Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Law; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1337-b Diplomatic Knowledge on the Edge of Organised Corpora: Considerations on Dispersed Charter Models
(Language: English)
Philippe Depreux, Historisches Seminar / Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts', Universität Hamburg
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Education; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1337-c The Comital Office in Ottonian Germany
(Language: English)
David Bachrach, Department of History, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Index Terms: Administration; Historiography - Medieval; Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract'Transformation of the Carolingian World' is an international project that focuses on the cultural, political, economic, social, and religious changes in the period c. 900-1050. Modern narratives often define this 'long 10th century' by what it was not: it is either presented as the time when the 9th-century cultural achievements, social structures, and political geography of the Carolingians disintegrated, or as the first stage in the birth of European nations. Building on a wide range of sources, ranging from conciliar texts to historical narratives and poems, these papers suggest alternative perspectives of this exciting epoch of transition.