Dr. Christoph Haack

Research associate (Postdoc)

Office Address
CRC 923 "Threatened Orders"
Keplerstrasse 2 (NE wing), Room 168
D-72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29-75089
christoph.haackspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Office hours
Fridays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. (via Zoom/phone).

F02 –  Caronlingian Empire

Project within the CRC 923

Project F02: From Carolingian order to “société féodale”? Threatened Order and change in the Carolingian world

Following preliminary work on the years around 1100 and 900, Project F02 will continue its analyses of the diachronic succession of restructuring processes in the context of the transformation of the Carolingian order. The project will now look at a period around 1000 that has already been discussed for some time under keywords such as “mutation” and “révolution féodale”, and which is said to have brought about dramatic changes in the entire system of order in Western and Central Europe. This period will be re-examined with the help of CRC concepts, and the analysis will provide a new perspective on an innovative model of the transformation of the Carolingian world and the emergence of the Latin-European Middle Ages from about 900 to 1100.


Research interests

  • War in the Middle Ages
  • Feudal system
  • Prosopography
  • Historiography of the first millennium

Curriculum Vitae

2020 to 2022
Equal opportunity officer of the CRC 923

2020 to 2022
Staff representative of the CRC 923

PhD in medieval History

Dissertation: Die Krieger der Karolinger. Kriegsdienste als Prozesse gemeinschaftlicher Organisation um 800. Berlin/Boston 2020.

since November 2017
Research associate (Postdoc)

at the CRC 923 „Threatened Order. Societies under Stress“ (Project F02)

2012 to 2017
Research associate

at the Institute of Medieval History at the University of Tübingen.

2004 to 2011
M.A. degree course in medieval history, archaeology of the Middle Ages, and civil law

at the Universities of Göttingen, Tübingen, and Salamanca.



  • Die Krieger der Karolinger. Kriegsdienste als Prozesse gemeinschaftlicher Organisation um 800, Berlin 2020 (Supplementary volumes to the Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, Bd. 115).
    • Review: Brigitte Kasten, in: H-Soz-Kult, 03.02.2021 (Online).
    • Review: Rosamond McKitterick, in: Francia, 2021 (Online).
    • Review: Laury Sarti, in: Early Medieval Europe 30/2 (2022), S. 300–302 (Online).
    • Review: Bernhard Zeller, in: Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung 130,1, 2022, S. 158–160.

Edited Books

  • Einhards Briefe. Kommunikation und Mobilität im Frühmittelalter (Acta Einhardi 3), Seligenstadt 2018 (together with Annette Grabowsky, Thomas Kohl & Steffen Patzold).
  • Einhard. Translation und Wunder der Heiligen Marcellinus und Petrus. Latin - german (Acta Einhardi 2), Seligenstadt 2015 (together with members of the seminar for Medieval History at the University of Tübingen).

Essays & Contributions

  • Teudefred and the King. On the Manuscript Carcassonne G 6 and the Intertwining of Localities and Centre in the Carolingian World, in: Early Medieval Europe 30/2, 2022, pp. 209–235 (co-authored with Thomas Kohl).
  • From Revolution to Transformation and Back Again. Journal of European Economic History, 2021, 3, pp. 155–169 (co-authored with Isaac Smith).
  • Mobilisierung als Bedrohungskommunikation. Das ‚Capitulare missorum de exercitu promovendo‘ (MGH Capit. Nr. 50) und die Funktion karolingischer Aufgebotslisten, in: Frühmittelalterliche Studien 54, 2020, pp. 143–172.
  • Namen und Narrative. Ein Versuch zur ethnischen Interpretation frühmittelalterlicher Personennamen und der "Angelsächsischen Mission" auf Grundlage der Datenbank "Nomen et Gens", in: Matthias Becher & Hendrik Hess (Eds.): Machterhalt und Herrschaftssicherung. Namen als Legitimationsinstrument in transkultureller Perspektive, Göttingen 2019, pp. 315–339.
  • Rupert of Salzburg, in: Germanische Altertumskunde Online (GAO), 2017, (Online-Zugriff).
  • Capitular of Herstal, in: Germanic Archaeology Online (GAO), 2014, (Online-Zugriff).


  • Rafael Wagner, Schwertträger und Gotteskrieger. Untersuchungen zur frühmittelalterlichen Kriegergesellschaft Alemanniens (Berlin 2020), in: Sehepunkte 7/8, 15.7.2021 (Online-Zugriff).
  • Ryan Lavelle, Places of Contested Power. Conflict and Rebellion in England and France 830–1150 (Woodbridge 2020), in: H-Soz-Kult, 22.09.2021 (Online-Zugriff).
  • Richard Barber, Edward III and the Triumph of England. The Battle of Crécy and the Company of the Garter (London 2013), in: Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift 73,1/2014, S. 160–162.
  • Hans Hummer, Visions of Kinship in Medieval Europe. Oxford Studies in Medieval European History (Oxford 2018), in: Francia-Recensio, 4/2018 (Online-Zugriff).