IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1025: Power & Institutions in Medieval Islam & Christendom (PIMIC), V: Controlling Violence in the Middle Ages

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Power & Institutions in Medieval Islam & Christendom (PIMIC), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Organiser:Attilio Stella, Department of History, Tel Aviv University / Power & Institutions in Medieval Islam & Christendom, Spain
Moderator/Chair:Jasmin Hauck, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università degli studi di Roma Tre
Paper 1025-aVassals, Knights, and Squires: From Local Customs to Law in 13th-Century Italy
(Language: English)
Attilio Stella, Department of History, Tel Aviv University / Power & Institutions in Medieval Islam & Christendom, Spain
Index terms: Anthropology, Law, Social History
Paper 1025-bReligion, War, and Law: Islamic Raids in the Central Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Tommi Lankila, Department of History, Princeton University / Università Roma 'Tor Vergata'
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Law, Social History
Paper 1025-cQuitting the Feudal Justice: How a Legal Theory Turned Vassals into Owners - Modena, 1180
(Language: English)
Emanuele Conte, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Index terms: Economics - General, Law, Social History
Abstract

This panel aims at assessing to which extent the making of law was (or not) embedded in the practices themselves which it tried to regulate or from which it took origin. Furthermore, it takes into account the influence of lawyers, their cultural milieu and professional activity, and their attitude towards pre-existing laws and customs. The contributors will present different perspectives on law making in different socio-cultural frameworks by tackling the broad themes of warfare and the control of violence in specific examples from Feudal, Roman and Islamic law.