IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1521: Early Medieval Political Thought

Thursday 13 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Roy Flechner, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Roy Flechner, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Paper 1521-aChurch and Kingdom in the Collectio Canonum Hibernensis and Córus Béscnai
(Language: English)
Thomas Charles-Edwards, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Canon Law, Law, Political Thought
Paper 1521-bThe Space of Politics and the Politics of Space
(Language: English)
Felicity Clark, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Political Thought
Paper 1521-cHow Large is Your Túath? (unconfirmed)
(Language: English)
Catherine Swift, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Celtic, Local History, Onomastics
Abstract

The present session considers aspects of political thought in early medieval Europe, with an emphasis on Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England. Speakers will discuss theoretical notions and explore the role that political philosophies played in the societies in which they were conceived. Among the topics that will be considered are correspondences between geography and political messages, the structuring of social-political units, political ideas in legal texts, and the relationship between Church and kingdom.