IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 104: Otherness in the Plantagenet World, I

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society / Battle Conference
Organiser:Sally Spong, School of History, University of East Anglia
Moderator/Chair:Robert F. Berkhofer, Department of History, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Paper 104-aAngevin Kingship and Holy Men: The Wider Context
(Language: English)
Ryan Kemp, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 104-aAn 'Other' County: Landholding and Jurisdiction in 12th-Century Cornwall
(Language: English)
Richard Daines, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 104-bHow the Other Half Litigate: Jewish Women and the Courts of Law in 13th-Century England
(Language: English)
Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Law

This is the first of two sessions bringing together papers exploring themes of ‘otherness’ within the lands which fell under the lordship of the Plantagenet rulers in the 12th and 13th centuries. The session seeks to represent a wide geographical and chronological range to bring together research with a basis in both England and the continental dominions of the Plantagenet dynasty. The theme of ‘otherness’ is explored from a variety of approaches, including considerations of politics, identity, local difference, and ‘other’ members of communities; considering these perceived or actual differences will facilitate discussion of the nature of society within and across the Plantagenet dominions, which were linked by a shared rulership, yet distinguished by local identity and custom.