IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 529: England and Germany in the 10th and 11th Centuries: Comparative Perspectives

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Exeter
Organiser:Levi Roach, Department of History, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Karl Shoemaker, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paper 529-aComparing Apples and Oranges?: Problems and Possibilities of the Comparative Study of Dispute in England and Germany, c. 900-1100
(Language: English)
Levi Roach, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 529-bRoyal Saints and Royal Feuds in the East and West Saxon Kingdoms
(Language: English)
Laura Wangerin, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 529-cBishops, Excommunication, and the Settlement of Disputes
(Language: English)
Sarah M. Hamilton, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Liturgy, Religious Life
Abstract

Focusing specifically on issues of dispute and conflict in the 10th- and 11th-century English and German realms, this session examines both the problems and possibilities of comparative history. In shifting the focus away from the comparisons so often drawn between England and France (or, for that matter, Germany and France), it seeks to challenge notions of English or German exceptionalism and open the way for a more open dialogue between historians of the two regions.