IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 204: Otherness in the Plantagenet World, II

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society / Battle Conference
Organiser:Richard Daines, School of History, University of East Anglia
Moderator/Chair:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 204-aThe Jewish 'Other' in the Medieval Courtroom?: Record, Agenda, and Influence, England 1234-35
(Language: English)
Rebecca Searby, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Law
Paper 204-bThe Other at the Heart of the Plantagenet World: The 'Treacherous' Poitevin
(Language: English)
Martin Aurell, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 204-cIsabella of Angouleme: An 'Other' Queen in France
(Language: English)
Sally Spong, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy

This is the second 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.