IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1308: Marches and Marchers: Land, Law, and Lordship, I

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Department of History & American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Organiser:Linsey F. Hunter, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Alex Woolf, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 1308-aFamily, Gender, and the Construction of Legitimacy among the Early Merovingians
(Language: English)
Jennifer McRobbie, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Gender Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1308-b'The Family of Wulfric Spott': A Mercian Marcher Dynasty?
(Language: English)
Charles Insley, Department of History & American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Law
Paper 1308-cRichard the Justiciar: Courts and Power in 10th-Century Burgundy
(Language: English)
Steven Robbie, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Genealogy and Prosopography, Law
Abstract

This sessions seeks to explore the construction and maintenance of power and authority through the manipulation and development of lands and titles. The papers will compare methods by which authority could be developed, through the exploitation of family connections and titles in legal documents and in particular geographical areas.