IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 632: New Frontiers in Medieval Prosopography, II: Prosopographical Approaches to Political, Diplomatic, and Military History

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Journal of Medieval Prosopography
Organiser:Amy Livingstone, Department of History, Wittenberg University, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Joel Rosenthal, Department of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Paper 632-aIchmer = Hincmar?: A Diplomatic Mission in 843
(Language: English)
Eva-Maria Butz, Historisches Institut, Technische Universit├Ąt Dortmund
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 632-bResistance and Collaboration: Native Reaction to the Norman Invasion of the Abruzzo, 11th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Felim McGrath, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 632-cNorman Identities in the Principality of Antioch
(Language: English)
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy

The medieval world was made up of a very dense web of networks and relationships. One’s place in medieval society depended upon where that individual fell in this grid of networks. Prosopographical analysis can expose these relationships and trace these webs of influence. The three papers in this session will examine how prosopographical applications can shed light on native responses to invasion, the personnel of a diplomatic mission of 843, and how medieval people forged their identities. The goal of this session is to foster dialogue and exchange among scholars using different methods, as well as working in different times and places.