IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1013: Norman Consequences: New Perspectives on the Aftermath of the Viking Invasions in France and Belgium

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Anna E. Trumbore, Lake Forest College
Moderator/Chair:Guy Halsall, Department of History, University of York
Paper 1013-aThe Vikings and the Religious Policy of the Counts of Flanders (9th-10th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Brigitte Meijns, Department of History, KU Leuven
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1013-bRemembering the Vikings in the Duchy of Normandy
(Language: English)
Samantha Kahn Herrick, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1013-cReligious Houses in Poitou in the Wake of the Norman Incursions
(Language: English)
Anna E. Trumbore, Lake Forest College
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life

Contemporary and later chroniclers recounted the clash of cultures between the invaders called Vikings and the inhabitants of the Frankish kingdoms, emphasizing the destruction that resulted. Many historians have followed the chroniclers’ lead, but others, including Georges Duby, have reevaluated the complex (and sometimes positive) effects of the invasions. This panel contributes to this reassessment. The papers consider how documentary evidence can be used to sharpen our understanding of the consequences of the incursions. They also look again at the chronicles to consider the ways in which individuals, texts, and institutions presented and manipulated the memory of the Vikings.