D'Empires et de frontières: La pratique de la frontière du IXe au XIIIe siècle

Abstract : The paper deals with the perception and the practices of borders within the Empire between the 9th and the 13th C. In a diachronic approach, it analyses the spatial organisation that evolues from the 9th C. division treaties until the inquiries on the borders in 13th C. The frontier transforms from a rather imprecise and often mouving border, fixed in the sources as a list of place names, on to a delimitation testified by local witnesses giving evidence on behalf of the administrative authorities (count, duke, king, empereror, pope). The Rhine and Meuse river represent reference marks rather than real frontier lines. The inquiries taking place from the 13th C. on are launched to resolve conflicts between local agents disputing each other’s authority on border territories.
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Jens Schneider. D'Empires et de frontières: La pratique de la frontière du IXe au XIIIe siècle. Revue belge de Philologie et d'Histoire, Persée, 2013, Penser la frontière entre Meuse et Rhin, 91, pp.1187-1210. ⟨hal-01143426⟩

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