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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1334: Representations of Memory, Identity, and Nobility in Medieval Europe

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History, Texas A&M University, Texarkana
Organiser:Craig M. Nakashian, Department of History, Texas A&M University, Texarkana
Moderator/Chair:Craig M. Nakashian, Department of History, Texas A&M University, Texarkana
Paper 1334-aMemory and the West March: Identity in the Lanercost Chronicle
(Language: English)
Jeff Hass, Department of History & Anthropology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Local History, Mentalities, Monasticism
Paper 1334-bReading between the Lines: The Cid of the Cantar and His Nobility
(Language: English)
Marija Blašković, Institut für Romanistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Mentalities, Military History
Paper 1334-cA Warrior Identity?: Late Anglo-Saxon Bishops and the Battlefield
(Language: English)
Mary Blanchard, Department of History, Ave Maria University, Florida
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities, Military History

The question of how medieval concepts of identity were created and supported has long been studied by scholars (most famously Benedict Anderson in Imagined Communities) and this panel continues the investigation into various medieval conceptions of identity, including (but not limited to) those pertaining to geography (local, regional, national), religion, gender, and social or cultural status (noble and/or chivalric). We have assembled three papers that examine these topics with an eye towards unpacking the tensions inherent in the construction of identity, and the sources that illuminate them. Our papers look at questions of identity and memory from a range of geographical, temporal, and cultural perspectives, and utilise evidence from a variety of fields.