IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1228: Creating the 'Self' - Creating the 'Other', II: 'Nationes et gentes' in the 9th-12th Centuries

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Moderator/Chair:Charles Insley, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Paper 1228-aEdward the Elder and English Identity
(Language: English)
Courtnay Konshuh, Department of History, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Index terms: Anthropology, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 1228-bThe 'populus Francorum atque Saxonum': The Franks and Saxons in Early Ottonian Sources
(Language: English)
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Index terms: Anthropology, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 1228-c'Making Dacians': The Early Normans' Alter Ego
(Language: English)
Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Anthropology, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Abstract

Be it those of the Old Saxons, Anglo-Saxons, or the nascent Normans, the fledgling principalities of the ‘Century of Iron’ created their new identities in between national and regional identities that had already been established centuries earlier. Each principality sought to define itself anew using different strategies of defining the ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’, ultimately creating a new definition of ‘natio’ or ‘gens’ that either supplanted, modified, or harmonised with the old lived concepts.