IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1327: Destruction, Desertion, Revival: Medieval Military Invasions and Their Long-Term Socio-Economic and Ecologic Effects, II

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:József Laszlovszky, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Paper 1327-aDestruction, Desertion, and Defense: Medieval Military Orders and Their Actions during the Cuman, Mongol, and Ottoman Invasions
(Language: English)
József Laszlovszky, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1327-bThe Ecological Impact of the Baltic Crusades in Long-Term Perspective: Archaeological, Archaeo-Botanical and Archaeo-Zoological Research
(Language: English)
Aleksander G. Pluskowski, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Alex Brown, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Crusades, Military History
Paper 1327-cEnvironmental Crises versus Economic and Social Renewal?: The Case of Hungary, 1241-1350
(Language: English)
András Vadas, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest / Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, 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.