IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 339: Approaches to Late Medieval Court Records, III: Reputations and Identities

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Jamie Page, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Guy Geltner, Faculteit van Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 339-a'Thow art a strong theffe and that wil y prove': The Production of Reputation in the London Church Courts, 1470-1530
(Language: English)
Tom Johnson, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Canon Law, Law, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Paper 339-bThe Legal and Social Ramifications of 'Ethnic' Identity in the English-Controlled Lands in Ireland, 1252-1300
(Language: English)
Stephen Hewer, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Celtic, Law, Social History
Paper 339-cSexual Assault and Family Feuding in Late Medieval Zurich
(Language: English)
Jamie Page, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Law, Sexuality
Abstract

This strand of three sessions, a continuation of previous stands at the IMC in 2013 and 2014, brings together scholars working on late medieval legal archives across Western Europe. It seeks to provoke debate on the multiple methodologies applicable to late medieval judicial documents and to foster contacts between scholars working on these rich and remarkable sources, focussing on topics such as identity and reputation, social narratives, communities, legal procedures and the relationship between judicial records and the everyday life of the societies which produced them.