IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 522: Medieval Wales: Law, Crusading, and Chivalry

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Max Lieberman, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Emma Cavell, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Paper 522-aManuscript Mayhem
(Language: English)
Gwenno Angharad Elias, Bangor University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Law
Paper 522-bWhat Man of Spirit Can Hesitate?: Welsh Crusade Participation, c. 1095-1282
(Language: English)
Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History- Politics and Philosophy- Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Crusades, Lay Piety
Paper 522-cThe Introduction of Chivalry into Wales
(Language: English)
Max Lieberman, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Mentalities, Military History

This session will present some current themes in research on the medieval history of Wales. The first paper will discuss the manuscripts preserving medieval Welsh legal texts. It will focus on the singular text of Peniarth MS 164 and how copies of it illustrate the development of Welsh law in the 14th and 15th centuries. The second paper will explore crusade participation by the Welsh in the 12th and 13th centuries. It will consider how the form of participation developed, from contingents led by Poitevin lords to the crusading activities of the Princes of Wales. The third paper will explore the introduction of chivalric ceremony and ideals into Wales in a broader context of Anglo-Welsh cultural exchange.