IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 334: Com​parative Reconquests

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Historians of Medieval Iberia
Organisers:Kurt Villads Jensen, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Anthony Lappin, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Villads Jensen, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Paper 334-aByzantine Narratives of 'Reconquest': 13th-Century and Modern Historiographies
(Language: English)
Matthew Kinloch, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 334-bReading the Reconquest in Biblical and Classical History in the General estoria
(Language: English)
Erik Ekman, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Oklahoma State University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities
Paper 334-cChristian Plans to Retake Jerusalem and/or Constantinople in the 14th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Anthony Lappin, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Abstract

We shall examine the conceptualisation and practice of reconquest from a comparative viewpoint, considering how, in various circumstances and geographical situations, the terminology of reconquest was deployed, where political actors sought to assert control over others’ space by claiming that they were, in fact, re-asserting former control, either through appeal to their own history or to authoritative works, such as the Bible. We will expore the terminology and depictions of reconquests which make implicit and explicit claims in returning what has become other to rejoin what was before undivided and the same.