IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 306: Definition and Choice in Medieval Law, Order, and Conflict Resolution: European Perspectives

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Department of History, Fordham University
Moderator/Chair:Vanessa Greatorex, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Paper 306-aJudge or Arbitrator?: Judicial and Extra-Judicial Conflict Resolution in 13th-Century Hungary
(Language: English)
Tomáš Gábriš, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Law, Comenius University, Bratislava
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Law
Paper 306-bLaw and Disorder in tempus guerrae: Dealing with Crime during the English Civil War of 1264-5
(Language: English)
Fergus Oakes, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 306-cBy Whose Authority?: Adjudicating Ecclesiastical Disputes in 8th-Century Italy
(Language: English)
Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Department of History, Fordham University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law

What’s in a name? How did the choice of court or arbitrator, or the definition of an act as criminal, impact the procedure and outcome? To what extent did the desires and aims of the litigants shape the development of conflict resolution? This session on medieval law and order, this session focuses on the development and delineation of judicial conflict resolution. Through examples from early medieval Italy, 13th-century England, and Árpádian Hungary, this panel will illustrate both the purposes served by judicial conflict resolution, and the difficulties in its definition and application, in the Middle Ages.