IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 312: The Resolution of Conflict and Dispute in the Middle Ages, II: Negotiating Power in Judicial Frameworks

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Alice Hicklin, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Levi Roach, Department of History, University of Exeter
Paper 312-aLevels of Justice in 10th-Century Galicia
(Language: English)
Robert Portass, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 312-b'With sake and with soke, with toll and with team': Legal Discourse and Litigation in the Anglo-Saxon Writs
(Language: English)
Albert Fenton, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 312-cContesting the Lord's Patronage: Aspects of Seignorial Control of Land, Anjou, c. 1050 - c. 1150
(Language: English)
Matthew McHaffie, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The resolution of disputes took many forms in the Central Middle Ages, but accounts of discord and reconciliation are frequently found in records of litigation and judicial proceedings across Western Europe. This session, the second of a two-part series, will draw together three papers that demonstrate the complex and sophisticated mechanisms utilized by the 11th-century élite to end dispute. These papers, focusing on three very different geographical contexts, will examine facets of this theme, namely the administration of justice in 10th-century Galicia, the articulation of kingly power in 11th-century Anglo-Saxon England, and the relationship between lords and their followers in 11th- and 12th-century Anjou.