IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1124: Urban Connected Communities, I: Civic-Aristocratic Relations and Keeping the Peace

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Organiser:Laura Crombie, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Debra Higgs Strickland, Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Paper 1124-aJousting Confraternities between the Court and the City: The Order of the White Bear in 15th-Century Bruges
(Language: English)
Frederik Buylaert, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Index terms: Daily Life, Heraldry, Local History, Military History
Paper 1124-bBows as Forces for Peace: Noble Participation in Archery and Crossbow Guilds in Late Medieval Flanders as a Force for Stability
(Language: English)
Laura Crombie, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Mentalities, Military History, Social History
Paper 1124-cFrankpledge in English Cities
(Language: English)
Samantha Sagui, Department of History, Fordham University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Daily Life, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Abstract

The first of the urban connected communities panels will examine the relationship between the aristocrats and townsmen, and the English uses of Frankpledge. As the most urbanised area north of the Alps, a level of noble interaction with the Flemish urban groups is to be expected, and in analysing two of the most enigmatic urban societies, jousting confraternities and shooting guilds, our first two papers will question how far new communities could be created, and values shared, between court and town. We shall then turn to English towns, especially Norwich, for an analysis of the role of urban communities in peacekeeping.