IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1328: Creating the 'Self' - Creating the 'Other', III: The 'Other' Wider World in the 9th-12th Centuries

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Moderator/Chair:Alheydis Plassmann, Sonderforschungsbereich 1167 'Macht und Herrschaft - Vormoderne Konfigurationen in transkultureller Perspektive',
Paper 1328-aOtherness in the Norman Narrative
(Language: English)
Dale Copley, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 1328-bOtherness and Comparative Economic Development in Late Anglo-Saxon England and Heian Japan
(Language: English)
Jeremy Piercy, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Administration, Economics - General, Mentalities
Paper 1328-cExpanding the Canon: Loricae Outside of Ireland
(Language: English)
Arendse Lund, Department of English, University College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Mentalities, Religious Life

Scholars have set the European Middle Ages as distinctly different from the wider world and its history, tending to an isolationist view of the medieval world. The same principle has been applied to medieval principalities, creating the illusion that they had zero contact with other cultures further away. Comparing developments, culture, and concepts, however, may lead to a distinct other picture: one of contact, adaption, culture-crossing, and intercultural negotiation of the ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’ as well as identical aspects otherwise unknown.