IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 105: Warfare in Europe's Periphery: Iberia and Scandinavia, 12th-15th Centuries

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:De la Lucha de Bandos a la hidalguía universal: transformaciones sociales, políticas e ideológicas en el País Vasco (siglos XIV y XV) Project / Grupo Consolidado de Investigación: Sociedad, poder y cultura (siglos XIV-XVIII) Project
Organiser:Ekaitz Etxeberria, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Moderator/Chair:Fernando Arias Guillén, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Paper 105-aCastles, Cogs, and the Leiðangr: Changing Patterns of Warfare in the Scandinavian 'Civil War Period'
(Language: English)
Beñat Elortza, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, Department of History, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Paper 105-bMilitary Leadership in 15th-Century Castile
(Language: English)
Ekaitz Etxeberria, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Paper 105-cNotes on Private Wars in Late Medieval Basque Country
(Language: English)
Jon Andoni Fernández de Larrea Rojas, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Abstract

This session will focus on warfare in two European regions traditionally considered as peripheral; Iberia and Scandinavia, with a particular emphasis on aspects of warfare inherent to these societies and unknown in other parts of Western Europe. The first paper will explore how during the 12th and 13th centuries, Scandinavia underwent deep socio-political changes and outbreaks of internecine warfare, which deeply changed how war was waged. The second paper will discuss the perception and the exercise of leadership in 15th-century Castile, dealing with the military formation of the nobility as well as their access to leadership and its efficacy. The final paper will analyse how Basque nobility was involved in a series of private wars with different phases during the Late Middle Ages.