Session1037
TitleThe Transformation of the Carolingian World, I
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
Sponsor'Transformation of the Carolingian World' Network
 
OrganiserRichard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairIrene van Renswoude, Boekwetenschap, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
 
Paper 1037-a Golden Ages to Come: Visions of a Better Past and Future in Walahfrid's Poems
(Language: English)
Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Political Thought
Paper 1037-b The Waltharius as Evidence for Aristocratic Hunting Culture
(Language: English)
Eric J. Goldberg, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1037-c The Perverting of the Palace: The Dark Side of Rulers' Residences
(Language: English)
Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Political Thought; Social History
 
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.