IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1227: Destruction, Desertion, Revival: Medieval Military Invasions and Their Long-Term Socio-Economic and Ecological Effects, I

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:József Laszlovszky, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:József Laszlovszky, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1227-aDisaster and Recovery: Short- and Long-Term Effects of a Military Invasion - Hungary, 1241-1242
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Index terms: Economics - General, Military History
Paper 1227-bRequests for Alliance, Threats of Destruction: Europe's Encounters with Mongol Diplomacy in the Aftermath of 1242
(Language: English)
Stephen Pow, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1227-cTreasures of Destruction: Hoards in Central Europe in the Context of the Mongol Invasion
(Language: English)
Mária Vargha, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Social History
Abstract

Medieval military invasions are usually discussed in the context of military or political history. Less attention has been paid to the long-term impact of these conflicts, including desertion, recovery and revival. Destruction in itself always embraces several general consequences; at first desertion, than the need for a reform and revival. Our aim is to find patterns in such processes caused by different military invasions (Viking raids, Crusades, Mongol invasion). The interdisciplinary research (historical ecology, environmental archaeology,etc), especially the longue durée socio-economic and ecological aspects are now in the focus of new investigations in various fields of medieval studies.