IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1546: Typologies of Conflict in High Medieval Europe, I

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Advanced Studies, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo
Organiser:Louisa Taylor, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Moderator/Chair:Richard E. Barton, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Paper 1546-a1199: Civil War, Rebellion, or Succession Dispute?
(Language: English)
Stephen Church, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1546-bKings, Authority, and Conflict: A Comparative Study of 'Civil War' in High Medieval England and Iceland
(Language: English)
Louisa Taylor, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1546-cOpponent or Enemy?: Relationships across Factions in the Norwegian 'Civil Wars'
(Language: English)
Hilde Andrea Nysether, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This is the first of two sessions to consider the typologies which have been applied to medieval conflict. Paper-a will address how the conflict between John and his nephew, Arthur, over the succession to the lands of the Angevins might be characterised and categorised. Paper-b will continue to address the question of what constitutes a civil war, by asking what impact the presence, or absence, of royal authority had upon the nature of conflicts and the composition of the factions which participated within them. The relationships and interactions between opposing factions, and the effect this had upon how conflict was conducted during the so-called Norwegian civil wars, is addressed in paper-c.