Session1017
TitleThe Borders of Intimacy in the Frankish World, 6th-9th Century: Ideas, Practices, Materialities
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserFrancesco Veronese, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
 
Moderator/ChairAnne-Marie Helvétius, Département d'Histoire, Université Paris VIII
 
Paper 1017-a Borders of Intimacy in an Archaeological Perspective: Children and Their Kin in Light of Funerary Practices
(Language: English)
Émilie Perez, Equipe d'Accueil 'Sociétés traditionnelles et contemporaines en Océanie', Université de Polynésie Française
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Archaeology - Sites; Demography; Religious Life
Paper 1017-b 'Parvula, non parvum linquis, virguncula, luctum': The Good 'Pater' Charlemagne Grieves the Loss of His Children
(Language: English)
Nicole Demarchi, Dipartimento di scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova / Histoire et Cultures de l'Antiquité et du Moyen Age, Université de Lorraine
Index Terms: Epigraphy; Gender Studies; Lay Piety; Religious Life
Paper 1017-c Ideas, Roles, and Spaces of Intimacy in Conjugal Relationships in the Time of Louis the Pious, 814-840
(Language: English)
Francesco Veronese, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Lay Piety; Mentalities; Sexuality
 
AbstractAccording to a well-established historiographical tradition, intimacy as a relationship grounded on emotional closeness is a modern product, the result of the bourgeois distinctions between public and private sphere. Present-day conceptions of intimacy are connected to the development of an ideal border including some people and excluding everyone else. What meanings and functions were attributed - if they were - to intimate relationships in the Early Middle Ages? The session will face this question for the context of the Frankish world between Merovingian and Carolingian times. The vocabulary, practices, and spaces of intimate relationships will be investigated by the means of both written and material sources.