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IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1221: Law, Violence, and Social Bonds, III: Making Rules

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Matthew McHaffie, School of History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Maxine K. Esser, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 1221-aTelling the Rules: Lords, Peasant Jurors, and Local Custom in Northern Italy, 1000-1200
(Language: English)
Alessio Fiore, Università di Torino
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 1221-bGetting Hung-Up on Gallows: The Right of Infangthief during the Late 13th Century
(Language: English)
Kenneth F. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Law, Political Thought
Paper 1221-cQuestions of Jurisdiction in 11th-Century Normandy
(Language: English)
Mark Hagger, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Law

Creating and upholding of laws and rules were of major concern to ruling individuals and groups across the medieval world. This session looks to examine the issue and consolidation of rules in various areas across medieval Europe (Britain, France and Italy) and provide points of comparison for discussion and debate. The papers will have particular reference to the interaction of Law, Violence and Social Bonds in the periods and regions they examine and investigate differing attitudes and techniques with regard to law making.