IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1646: Typologies of Conflict in High Medieval Europe, II

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

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:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Department of Sociology, Tilburg University
Paper 1646-aRe-Thinking 'War' in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Stephen D. White, Department of History, Emory University
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1646-bRegicide, Fratricide, and Blinding: Eliminating Rival Kings and Contenders
(Language: English)
Max Naderer, Department of Archaeology- Conservation and History- University of Oslo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy

This is the second of two sessions to consider the typologies which have been applied to medieval conflict. Paper-a will discuss ‘internal’ armed conflicts fought out primarily between kings and their own magnates in post-1066 England, not as civil wars or rebellions, but as ‘wars’ (guerres) between royal and aristocratic ‘enemies’. Paper-b investigates how the manner in which rivals were eliminated influenced how conflicts were perceived by contemporaries in medieval Scandinavia.