Session822
TitleCreating Communities and Others in and around the Frankish Kingdoms, c. 400-1000, III: Material Survivals
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorKısmet Press, Leeds
 
OrganiserRicky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
 
Moderator/ChairN. Kıvılcım Yavuz, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
 
Paper 822-a From Kin to Kith: The Consolidation of Monastic Communities in Early Medieval Miscellanies from Saint Gallen
(Language: English)
Anna Dorofeeva, Institut für Digital Humanities, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index Terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography; Monasticism; Religious Life
Paper 822-b Problematising 'Otherness' in Early Anglo-Saxon Archaeology
(Language: English)
James M. Harland, Bonn Center for Dependency & Slavery Studies, Universität Bonn
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Mentalities
Paper 822-c Lombard Law and Scribal Communities, c. 975-1050
(Language: English)
Thomas Gobbitt, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Law; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThe final session of this strand addresses the material evidence for early medieval attitudes to community and otherness and considers the ways modern historians have used and interpreted this evidence. Anna Dorofeeva takes the miscellanies in the manuscript collection of St Gallen and shows how through their diversity they could be used to create a sense of cohesion for monastic communities. James Harland shows how Guy Halsall's Derrida-inspired approach to early Merovingian archaeology can be applied to contemporary finds from Anglo-Saxon England to illuminate the problem of applying modern concepts of otherness to the early medieval world. Thom Gobbitt analyses four law-books containing unique attestations of the Lombard law to examine how this text could be produced and utilised to suit the needs of specific communities.