IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1436: Culture and Conflict: New Research Opportunities in Late Medieval War - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organisers:Trevor Russell Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Eric Burkart, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Trier
Abstract

War was a constant in the Middle Ages and affected every aspect of life. In recent years studies have moved away from looking at war in isolation, and instead began to approach war in its greater medieval context. This session explores these new avenues of research that have opened up. In particular, it considers the interaction between culture and war in the late Middle Ages as manifested in ideals, representations, and realities. The intersections of these three fields of research provide fresh perspectives that allow for advances in our understanding of war and also the reciprocal relationship between war and medieval society.

Participants include Matthew Bennett (Independent Scholar, Hartley Wintney), Daniel Jaquet (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin), Michael Livingston (The Citadel, South Carolina), and Georgios Theotokis (Fatıh University, Istanbul).