IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 213: Negotiating Age and Status in Medieval Europe

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Moderator/Chair:Philip J. Morgan, Department of History, Keele University
Paper 213-aThe 'Gregorian' Reformers and the iuvenes
(Language: English)
Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 213-bNegotiations and Love Talk: Contracting Marriage and Marrying with the Help of Contracts in the 14th-Century York Cause Papers
(Language: English)
Frederik Pedersen, School of History, Divinity & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Daily Life, Law, Social History
Paper 213-cMedieval Adulthood: The Prime of Life or Mid-Life Crisis?
(Language: English)
Deborah Youngs, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Daily Life, Demography, Social History

Addressing the special thematic strand of the Congress, the session explores the issues of status and age and how these were understood rhetorically and in practice by focusing the the eleventh-century reform movement and the iuvenes, contracting and negotiaing marriage in fourteenth-century York, and what it meant to be an adult in medieval Europe.