IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1605: Medieval Hostages and Hostageship, II: The High Middle Ages

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies / Haskins Society for Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Angevin & Viking History
Organiser:Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/Chair:Gwen Seabourne, School of Law, University of Bristol
Paper 1605-a'Thy father's valiancy has proved no boon': The Fates of Helena Angelina Doukaina's Children
(Language: English)
Annette Parks, Department of History, University of Evansville, Indiana
Index terms: Gender Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1605-bFree from the Ties that Bind: Family, Hostageship, and the Loss of Normandy, 1204-5
(Language: English)
Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Gender Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1605-cBy Our Hostages We Are Set Free: Old French Epic Poetry and Historical 'Reality' in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Matthew Bennett, Department of Communication & Applied Behavioural Science, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Mentalities
Abstract

This session, the second of a three-session strand on medieval hostageship, addresses hostages and the concepts of hostageship in the high Middle Ages. Papers will have a focus on individual hostages and their uses (or abuses) as well as explore the historical ‘reality’ of hostageship. These multi-disciplinary papers overall will explore familial networks and relationships and their importance in the process of hostageship as well as address societal expectations and concepts of the medieval hostage, delving into the social aspects of hostageship.