Conferenza / Incontro

The sympathetic great grandson of Charlemagne?

Aspects of the reign of Louis II in Italy
20 febbraio 2024
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
Aula 001
Ingresso libero
Online su prenotazione
Katharina Von Winckler
Staff Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
0461 281788 - 282913
Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, ÖAW Wien

Louis II, often called 'of Italy', reigned the kingdom of Italy and adjacent regions first as king and then as emperor from 840 to 875, over 35 years. Arguably, he was the most 'Italian' of all Carolingian rulers. In my talk, I will first introduce him and his career and will then show him at important stages in his life and in Italian history: quarrelling with the pope, marrying his wife or disciplining rebellious counts. It may also show in due course, that, while he was probably loved by his supporters and entourage, his rule was very likely not seen ambiguously as good or just.