Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 10 • 2019




ISSN 2412-3196
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ISBN 978-3-7001-8663-2
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medieval worlds provides a forum for comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Its aim is to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help developing global perspectives. We focus on the period from c. 400 to 1500 CE but do not stick to rigid periodization.
medieval worlds is open to submissions of broadly comparative studies and matters of global interest, whether in single articles, companion papers, smaller clusters, or special issues on a subject of global/comparative history. We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity or comparison between different world regions.
Apart from research articles, medieval worlds publishes ongoing debates and project and conference reports on comparative medieval research.

Table of Contents

Uses of the Past in Times of Transition:
Forgetting, Using and Discrediting the Past


Introduction. Making the Past in Late and Post-Carolingian Historiography
Maximilian Diesenberger

The Church as a Governance Actor in a Period of Post-Imperial Transition:
Delegation of Fiscal Rights and Legal Change in 10th-century Churraetia
Stefan Esders

Understanding the Church’s Past:
Usuard’s Martyrology in Tenth-and Eleventh-century England
Sarah Hamilton

Creating an »Orthodox« Past:
Georgian Hagiography and the Construction of a Denominational Identity
Emma Loosley Leeming

Using the Carolingian Past in a Society of Transformation:
The Case of Early Medieval Septimania/Catalonia in the Long Tenth Century (900-1050)
Matthias M. Tischler

Uses of the Past in Early Medieval Iberia (Eighth-Tenth Centuries)
Jorge Elices Ocón and Eduardo Manzano Moreno

Royal Marriage, Frankish History and Dynastic Crisis in Regino of Prüm’s Chronicle
Eric J. Goldberg and Simon MacLean

Negotiating the Roman Past in Later Tenth-century Armenia
Tim Greenwood

Aitire, 人質, тали, όμηρος, رهن , obses: Hostages, Political Instability, and the Writing of History c. 900-c. 1050 CE
Alice Hicklin

Approaches to Global Epigraphy, I

Global Epigraphy: The Scholarship on Inscriptions of Eurasia from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Andreas Rhoby, Veronika Scheibelreiter-Gail and Andreas Zajic

Archaeological Contexts of Inscriptions in the Private Sphere:
The Mosaic Inscriptions of a villa rustica in Skala/Cephalonia
Elisabeth Rathmayr and Veronika Scheibelreiter-Gail

Inscriptions in Areas of Historical Western Tibet (mNga’ ris skor gsum) in their Contexts:
A Brief Overview with Selected Examples
Christian Jahoda

Byzantine Connections

History and Exegesis in the Itinerarium of Bernard the Monk (c. 867)
Daniel Reynolds

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Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 10 • 2019




ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8663-2
Online Edition

 
Open access
Indexed by:  ERIH-PLUS, Crossref, DOAJ, EZB


Matthias M. Tischler
S.  72 - 86
doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no10_2019s72

doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no10_2019s72
Abstract:
The north-eastern region of the Iberian Peninsula, which later became medieval Catalonia, and the adjacent French region, then called Septimania, formed an intermediary zone of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, social, political, and religious transition and brokerage between the Mediterranean and central European worlds, interfacing with the Christian north and Muslim south. Consequently, the double region Septimania/Catalonia is an ideal subject for a comparative view of transformation processes in the Carolingian Empire. My paper – giving an interim report on ongoing research – analyses how this still-underestimated periphery of the Carolingian Empire transformed into a central region of Latin Christian Europe between the late ninth and the middle of the eleventh century, through exploring its imported and autochthonous manuscript production and its position as a border society. In doing so, I show that the societal and religious circumstances of this intermediary zone favoured the concerted selection, introduction and implementation of the core results of the Carolingian Church reform, as well as its well-balanced adaptation to a post-Roman, post-Visigothic and post-Carolingian society under reconstruction. My reflections allow us to assess the quality of »Carolingian« culture as an imperial, i.e. overarching, eclectic and flexible concept of amalgamation of cultural and political semantics, from a peripheral rather than a central European perspective.

Keywords:  Carolingian Church reform; texts and transmission; manuscript studies; centres and peripheries; Carolingian Empire; Septimania; Catalonia; border societies
Published Online:  2019/11/28 19:58:49
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x003b0d70

medieval worlds provides a forum for comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Its aim is to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help developing global perspectives. We focus on the period from c. 400 to 1500 CE but do not stick to rigid periodization.
medieval worlds is open to submissions of broadly comparative studies and matters of global interest, whether in single articles, companion papers, smaller clusters, or special issues on a subject of global/comparative history. We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity or comparison between different world regions.
Apart from research articles, medieval worlds publishes ongoing debates and project and conference reports on comparative medieval research.

Table of Contents

Uses of the Past in Times of Transition:
Forgetting, Using and Discrediting the Past


Introduction. Making the Past in Late and Post-Carolingian Historiography
Maximilian Diesenberger

The Church as a Governance Actor in a Period of Post-Imperial Transition:
Delegation of Fiscal Rights and Legal Change in 10th-century Churraetia
Stefan Esders

Understanding the Church’s Past:
Usuard’s Martyrology in Tenth-and Eleventh-century England
Sarah Hamilton

Creating an »Orthodox« Past:
Georgian Hagiography and the Construction of a Denominational Identity
Emma Loosley Leeming

Using the Carolingian Past in a Society of Transformation:
The Case of Early Medieval Septimania/Catalonia in the Long Tenth Century (900-1050)
Matthias M. Tischler

Uses of the Past in Early Medieval Iberia (Eighth-Tenth Centuries)
Jorge Elices Ocón and Eduardo Manzano Moreno

Royal Marriage, Frankish History and Dynastic Crisis in Regino of Prüm’s Chronicle
Eric J. Goldberg and Simon MacLean

Negotiating the Roman Past in Later Tenth-century Armenia
Tim Greenwood

Aitire, 人質, тали, όμηρος, رهن , obses: Hostages, Political Instability, and the Writing of History c. 900-c. 1050 CE
Alice Hicklin

Approaches to Global Epigraphy, I

Global Epigraphy: The Scholarship on Inscriptions of Eurasia from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Andreas Rhoby, Veronika Scheibelreiter-Gail and Andreas Zajic

Archaeological Contexts of Inscriptions in the Private Sphere:
The Mosaic Inscriptions of a villa rustica in Skala/Cephalonia
Elisabeth Rathmayr and Veronika Scheibelreiter-Gail

Inscriptions in Areas of Historical Western Tibet (mNga’ ris skor gsum) in their Contexts:
A Brief Overview with Selected Examples
Christian Jahoda

Byzantine Connections

History and Exegesis in the Itinerarium of Bernard the Monk (c. 867)
Daniel Reynolds



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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at