IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1307: Peasants and Politics in Late Medieval Europe

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre Historique de Recherches et d'Etudes Médiévales sur la Méditerranée Occidentale, Université de Montpellier III - Paul Valéry / Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Organisers:Vincent Challet, Université de Montpellier III - Paul Valéry
Hipolito Rafael Oliva Herrer, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Universidad de Sevilla
Moderator/Chair:Michael H. Gelting, Centre for Scandinavian Studies King's College University of Aberdeen 24 High Street OLD ABERDEEN AB24 3EB
Paper 1307-aPublic Protest and Private Grievances in the Late Medieval English Parish
(Language: English)
Ian Forrest, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1307-bPeasants, Public Space, and Politics in Castile in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Hipolito Rafael Oliva Herrer, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Universidad de Sevilla
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1307-cHow to Rule the Kingdom: Peasants' Politics in Late Medieval France
(Language: English)
Vincent Challet, Université de Montpellier III - Paul Valéry
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

In recent years we have witnessed to a rediscovery of the peasant ability to self represent and to actively make a series of coherent demands, which points to the maitenance of a particular political subculture and to the existence of an important strategic capacity. The later is reflected by the ability to take advantage of the opportunities provided by tensions or specific circumstances in the political background, and especially by the ability to structure grievances making use of the opportunities afforded by the available public discourse. The aim of this session is to make a comparatibe analyse, taking as a reference the English, French ad Castilian case in Late Middle Ages.