IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1224: Urban Connected Communities, II: Violence and Control

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow / University of Huddersfield
Organiser:Laura Crombie, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Paper 1224-aA Ducal Emblem in an Urban Setting: The Introduction of Philip the Good's Emblem of the Steel and Flint within the Flemish Urban and Rural Shooting Confraternities (1445-1467)
(Language: English)
Jonas Braekevelt, Vakgroup Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1224-b‘þut folc þat was in þe toun - þe gates made vaste': Aspects of the Relationships between Towns and Armies during the English Civil War of 1264-5
(Language: English)
Fergus Oakes, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Military History, Social History

The second Urban Connected Communities panel will analyse a darker side of civic interactions, examining violence and control in a wide-ranging study stretching from Hereford to Bologna via Burgundian controlled Flanders. Looking first at student violence in Oxford and Bologna, town-gown conflicts, civic disturbance will be a key theme. In analysing the liveries and badges worn by Flemish urban groups, and the influence of the prince over them, more subtle methods of control and displays of loyalty will be scrutinised. Finally in analysing civic involvement in noble rebellion, the panel will examine violent demonstrations of (dis)loyalty through sieges and warfare.