Ideal and moral rulership between insular and Carolingian worlds
University of Liverpool
Dr Marios Costambeys (Liverpool)
Dr Ingrid Rembold (Manchester)
My research focuses on advice literature to kings written in the Carolingian and insular worlds. This literature, sometimes called Fürstenspiegel or mirrors for princes, can shed light on early medieval political culture more generally. My research therefore looks at how this literature creates an image of the ideal ruler and how it praises and criticises actual rulers. It involves themes of justice, ministerium and gendered roles among others. It also uses quantitative digital humanities methodologies, particularly text mining and analysis.
and text mining.