IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1329: Social Networks, Friendship, and Competition in Western Europe from the 9th to the 13th Century

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:British Academy Network for 'Medieval Friendship Networks'
Organiser:Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Julia M. H. Smith, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 1329-a'My Town is Better than your Town': Monastic Friendship and Monastic Competition in the 9th-Century West Frankish Kingdom
(Language: English)
Christian Harding, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1329-bLay Attachments to Religious Communities across the Northeast of England and the Southeast of Scotland, c. 1050-1250
(Language: English)
Linsey F. Hunter, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1329-c'The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend': The Changing Alliance of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth
(Language: English)
Maggie Cole, Department of Medieval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

Relationships form the bedrock of any society and are as individual and diverse as those societies themselves. This session aims to provide a geographical and chronological contrast of various types of bonds across Western Europe from the 9th to the 13th centuries, in towns and in monasteries, in the field and the manor. It will explore how people relate to each other, to their world, and to the institutions that form it as well as examining the effects of the geographical landscape and immediate environment upon the nature of attachments and alliances.