TitleInternal Borders in the Late Antique, Early Medieval, and Byzantine World, II: Borders in Western Court Politics - Examined through Presence, Power, and Intellectualism
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorSouth West & Wales 'Late Antique, Early Medieval & Byzantine Network' (SWW LAEMB)
OrganiserJosh Littell, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
Moderator/ChairNicola Holm, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
Paper 1613-a The Emergence of 'Queens' in the 5th-Century West: Transcending Political Borders?
(Language: English)
Jeroen W. P. Wijnendaele, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index Terms: Administration; Politics and Diplomacy; Women's Studies
Paper 1613-b Same Planet, Different Worlds: Crossing the Boundary from Participating in to Codification of the Carolingian Court in the Poetry of Ermoldus Nigellus, c. 826
(Language: English)
Carey Fleiner, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Performance Arts - General
Paper 1613-c Courtroom Politics: How to De-Platform a Martyr
(Language: English)
Alice van den Bosch, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
Index Terms: Canon Law; Hagiography; Law; Rhetoric
AbstractThis panel will discuss the importance of borders and their impact on court politics of the Western Roman Empire during Late Antiquity. Jeroen Wijnendaele's paper will examine how post-Imperial regna emerged in during the 5th century among many of the cultures of the Western Roman Empire. Carey Fleiner's paper analyses the desire to cross both physical and intellectual borders in the poetry of Ermoldus Nigellus and its presentation of Frankish urban customs during the reign of Louis the Pious. Alice van den Bosch's paper will discuss politically-motivated delegitimisation of martyrs within the context of Late Antique legal proceedings.