IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1504: Treachery, Evil Customs, and Marriage: Conflict in France during the Central Middle Ages

Thursday 13 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Tracey L. Billado, Department of History, Emory University
Moderator/Chair:Paul R. Hyams, Department of History, Cornell University / Independent Scholar, Oxford
Paper 1504-a'Evil Customs' in 11th-Century Western France
(Language: English)
Tracey L. Billado, Department of History, Emory University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law
Paper 1504-bTreachery and Resolution in Anglo-Norman Historical Narratives
(Language: English)
Karen Elizabeth Bosnos, Department of History, Emory University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Law
Paper 1504-cFeud and Angevin-Capetian Conflict
(Language: English)
Jessica Katz, Department of History, Cornell University
Abstract

These papers aim to shed new light on conflict in medieval France. Tracey Billado examines disputes over ‘evil customs’ with an eye to questions about whether there was a ‘feudal revolution’ in France c. 1000, and about how we should interpret 11th-century Angevin charters. Karen Bosnos aims to contextualize the roles of traitors within Oderic Vitalis’s Ecclesiastical History, and to address the problems of interpreting accusations of treachery in this text.