Uses of Carolingian law under early Salian rule: An example from Speyer

In most accounts of modern German historiography, the period of the Ottonian and Salian rulers is featured as a period of national origins. The perspective adopted by the HERA project, however, is different. Since it focuses on the uses of the past, it allows us to look at this period from a different perspective. The…

‘The Ordinary Name of Power’: Law and Justice in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries I

Hi! I’m Alice Hicklin, the second postdoctoral researcher working on ‘After Empire’. I’m based in Berlin, where the title of our project is ‘Legal Pasts and Normative Orders’. For our contribution, we seek to assess the role of law in the tenth and early eleventh centuries. This is an important objective and area of research,…