IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 139: Exploring the Relationships between Political Communities in the Atlantic Arc, 5th-11th Centuries

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Álvaro Carvajal Castro, School of Archaeology University College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Álvaro Carvajal Castro, School of Archaeology University College Dublin
Paper 139-aContact Zones, Kingdoms, and Transculturality: The Northern Atlantic Arc, c. 700 - c. 1100
(Language: English)
Russell Ó Ríagáin, Division of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Russell Ó Ríagáin, Division of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 139-bPolities and Kingdoms in Early Medieval Wales: Continuity, Change, and Geography
(Language: English)
Andy Seaman, Department of Archaeology, Canterbury Christ Church University
Andy Seaman, Department of Archaeology, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Abstract

Recent research on early medieval polities has focused on the links between local societies and their overarching political structures, but how did different political communities influence each other, and how did this affect the way in which they developed over time? This session will address the interaction between different social groups in different regions of the Atlantic Arc. Though largely left out from wider debates on this period, the papers in this session will show that the evidence from these regions has much to contribute to our understanding of wider social processes in early medieval Western Europe.