IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 119: Other Violence, I

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main / Institute of History, University of Hradec Králové
Organisers:Zdeněk Beran, Institute of History, University of Hradec Králové
Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Moderator/Chair:Anna Dorofeeva, Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 119-aWar, Military Violence, and Otherness: Extraordinary Forms of Conflict in the Remission Letters for Soldiers in France and the Burgundian State, 15th Century
(Language: English)
Quentin Verreycken, Centre d’histoire du droit et de la justice (CHDJ), Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve / Centre de recherches en histoire du droit et des institutions (CRHiDI), Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles
Index terms: Law, Military History, Social History
Paper 119-bCrime and Punishment in Middle Byzantine Law Books
(Language: English)
Martin Marko Vučetić, Projekt 'Edition und Bearbeitung byzantinischer Rechtsquellen', Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Daily Life, Law
Paper 119-cViolence Prevention and Use of Force in Byzantine Canon Law
(Language: English)
Kirill Maximovich, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen / Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Lay Piety

‘See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence’ – said Noam Chomsky. But what is violence? It is not only the use of physical force that is intended to hurt, damage, or kill. Obviously, there are also less fundamental forms of ferocity, brutality, and destructiveness: ‘the other violence’ that is to be discovered beyond battlefields, in relationships, in cities, and in homes. This series of presentations will explore some facets of this ‘other violence’. The papers, which examine the different forms of violence on a broad scale, take into consideration how these forms are reflected in different sources (e.g. letters, law books) and how they are portrayed in different social spheres, the aristocratic and the ecclesiastical one.