As part of the study of "change in the Carolingian world," I ask for descriptions of change in the period around 1000 in what is now central and southern France. In the discussion of the "mutation" or "révolution féodale," these areas are considered to be blast furnaces of feudal society, focal points of all those developments that put the Carolingian order out of function and created the new structures of a "feudal" world. Discussion to date, however, has focused primarily on the social markers of change and has therefore explored practices, especially on the basis of charters. My study reverses this approach by asking about the valuation of the actors themselves: the focus is no longer on diplomatic sources, but on texts in which there was active struggle about the meaning of the world and its change. The object of investigation is therefore narratives of change - or continuity - across the millennial divide. My work thus aims at a new perspective on the question of the character of change in the Carolingian world and the sharpness of this change.
- War in the Middle Ages
- Feudal system
- Historiography of the 1st millennium
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Published as: The Warriors of the Carolingians. Kriegsdienste als Prozesse gemeinschaftlicher Organisation um 800. Berlin/Boston 2020.
Research associate (Postdoc)
at the CRC 923 „Threatened Order“ (Project F02)
2012 to 2017
at the Seminar for Medieval History at the University of Tübingen.
2004 to 2011
Studies of Medieval History, Archaeology of the Middle Ages, Civil Law (Magister Artium)
at the Universities of Göttingen and Tübingen and the Universidad de Salamanca. Topic of the master's thesis: "Roaring Lionesses. Mathilde of England and Urraca of Castile and Leon in Comparison".
- The Warriors of the Carolingians. Kriegsdienste als Prozesse gemeinschaftlicher Organisation um 800, Berlin 2020 (Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, vol. 115).
- Einhard's Letters. Kommunikation und Mobilität im Frühmittelalter (Acta Einhardi 3), Seligenstadt 2018 (with Annette Grabowsky, Thomas Kohl & Steffen Patzold).
- Einhard. Translation and Miracles of Saints Marcellinus and Peter. Latin - German (Acta Einhardi 2), Seligenstadt 2015 (together with members of the Seminar for Medieval History of the University of Tübingen).
- Mobilization as Threat Communication. The 'Capitulare missorum de exercitu promovendo' (MGH Capit. No. 50) and the function of Carolingian muster lists, in: Early Medieval Studies 54, 2020, pp. 143-172.
- Names and Narratives. An Attempt at the Ethnic Interpretation of Early Medieval Personal Names and the "Anglo-Saxon Mission" on the Basis of the Database "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).
- 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).