Typology, functions and uses of early medieval polyptychs and inventories

Project: Research

Description

The richest sources for our knowledge of the countryside in Carolingian times are the polyptychs. It is quite difficult to understand them accurately : problems related to the datation, authenticity and reconstruction of the text, the author's status and aims, the function and use of the document, are at issue. In this perspective, a refined typology could be usefull.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/09/07 → …

Keywords

  • polyptychs
  • economic history
  • typology of sources
  • Early Middle Ages
  • estate surveys
  • management
  • monasteries.