IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1321: Rewriting History in the Central Middle Ages, IV: When Kingdoms End and Empires Fall

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies / Haskins Society for Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Angevin & Viking History
Organisers:Chris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London / Department of History, King's College London
Emily A. Winkler, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Emily A. Winkler, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Paper 1321-aSettling into Exile: Aristakes of Lastivert, Matthew of Edessa, and the Armenian Transition from Kingdom to Diaspora
(Language: English)
Tara L. Andrews, Onderzoeksgroep Griekse Studies, KU Leuven
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1321-b13th-Century Memories of the Normans in the Mediterranean in the Estoire de Tancrède de Hauteville
(Language: English)
Greg Fedorenko, Independent Scholar, Kent
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1321-cResponse: From EHD to MSS: Historiography in the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries
(Language: English)
Pauline Stafford, School of History, University of Liverpool / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship

Four sessions seek to elicit patterns both in current scholarship and in the writing of history in medieval Europe. Papers explore how medieval writers of history across a range of genres shaped their understanding of the past, including recent events, and the history of more distant times. The sessions are especially concerned with how existing historical writings were refashioned to suit current purposes. Last year’s sessions focused on England and Normandy; this year we widen the geographical scope to include historical writing in multiple languages across the expanse of Europe. The sessions are explicitly comparative: a supplementary goal is to examine differences in modern historiographical approaches. The final session ends with a response to all papers and discussions in the earlier sessions.