IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 123: Scandinavia and Europe, c. 1050-1250, I: The Emergence of European Administrative Frameworks in Scandinavia

Monday 9 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Edward Carlsson Browne, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Moderator/Chair:Levi Roach, St John's College, University of Cambridge
Paper 123-aThe Laws and Letters of Harald Hen
(Language: English)
Paul Gazzoli, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval, Law
Paper 123-bMaking Peace with Europe: Norway's Diplomatic Relations, c. 1240-1263
(Language: English)
Ian Peter Grohse, Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 123-cImporting Liturgies into the Earliest Scandinavian Parish Churches: Practical and Theoretical Considerations
(Language: English)
Erik Niblaeus, International Consortium for Research in the Humanities, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 123-dThe Church, Scania, and Skanske Lov: The Influence of Christianity on the Codification of Secular Law in Denmark, 1202-16
(Language: English)
Zoe Cunningham, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law

The papers in this session each look at different aspects of the development of administrative machineries in the emerging Scandinavian state during the Middle Ages under European influence. Paul Gazzoli’s paper considers links between the Danish king Harald Hen and the reform papacy, and discusses the interaction between legislation and Christianisation in a recently converted kingdom. Ian Peter Grohse details adaptations to new norms of diplomatic interaction in Hákon Hákonsson’s Norway and in particular the different methods of fostering good relations used with Scandinavian neighbours and more distant European powers, whilst Erik Niblaeus examines the logistics and practical challenges involved in the establishment and provisioning of the earliest Scandinavian parish churches.