IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1615: The Death of the 12th-Century Warrior

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:The Haskins Society
Organiser:David Crouch, Department of History, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Chris Lewis, Victoria County History (Sussex), Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 1615-aThe Dying Warrior
(Language: English)
David Crouch, Department of History, University of Hull
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History, Theology
Paper 1615-bThe Death of the Knight in Battle
(Language: English)
Robert W. Jones, School of History & Archaeology, Cardiff University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History
Paper 1615-cDeath as Divine Chastisement in the Civil War of Stephen's Reign
(Language: English)
Xavier Storelli, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Social History, Theology

This session proposes to examine aspects of the dying of elite males in the twelfth century. The proposed papers will focus on preparation for death, the dying invalid and unprepared violent death. The session will feature a variety of sources for the deathbed/ death and seek to emphasise how diverse the experience was, the diversity of explanations for it, and the expectations laid on the dying warrior, however he died.