TitleMapping Medieval Peoples, III: Medieval Landscapes, Communities, and Origin Myths
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserVeronika Wieser, DFG-Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe 2496 'Migration und Mobilität in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter', Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Moderator/ChairLaura Gazzoli, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1722-a Distant in Space and Habit?: Differing Perceptions of Ireland in the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Diarmuid Ó Riain, Independent Scholar, Cork
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1722-b Ralph of Diceto, the Origins of Frankish Kingship, and the Coronation of Phillipp Augustus
(Language: English)
Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1722-c (Re)Inventing a Political Landscape: Peoples, Kingdoms, and Carolingians in the Chronicle of Aduard, 15th Century
(Language: English)
Rutger Kramer, Onderzoeksinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Monasticism
AbstractThe third session examines the perception and formation of medieval landscapes, political realms, and territories through the lens of outside positions and later communities. Analysing attributes and descriptions of Ireland, the first paper will show how knowledge and perception of this realm changed over the course of time. The second paper examines the 12th-century use of the past in understanding contemporary kingship. The last paper looks at how a 15th-century monastic community used the early medieval past of the region in order to establish an identity distinct (but not apart) from its neighbours.