TitleCarolingian Civilization 25 Years Later: In Honor of Paul Edward Dutton, II
Date/TimeThursday 5 July 2018: 11.15-12.45
OrganiserMatthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Moderator/ChairMatthew Bryan Gillis, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
RespondentPaul E. Dutton, Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Paper 1624-a Charles the Bald's Splendid Attire and the Politics of Clothing
(Language: English)
Valerie L. Garver, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Index Terms: Daily Life; Performance Arts - General; Political Thought; Social History
Paper 1624-b Disastrous Triumph: Divine Visions and the Invention of Carolingian Victory in Spain
(Language: English)
Anne Latowsky, Department of World Languages, University of South Florida, Tampa
Index Terms: Mentalities; Political Thought; Religious Life; Rhetoric
Paper 1624-c The Glimmering Gold of Memory and the Rust of Discontentment: The Chosen People Remember in the Late 9th Century
(Language: English)
Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Monasticism; Religious Life
Abstract25 years ago, in 1993, Paul Edward Dutton's Carolingian Civilization: A Reader was published, followed the next year by The Politics of Dreaming in the Carolingian Empire in 1994. Taken together, these works reframed how we study the Carolingian world and changed the landscape of the discipline. A generation of students and early career scholars drew inspiration from Dutton, developing their own ways of traveling the various pathways that he had illuminated. Now, 25 years later, the aim of these two panels will be to take stock of the enduring impact of these seminal works. The first session of this series will focus on the reign of Louis the Pious, while the second will consider the period after 840.