IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 703: Beyond the Anglo-Norman Conquests: Alternative Narratives in Insular History, I

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Rebecca Thomas, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 703-aRemembering the Welsh Citizens of Medieval Dublin
(Language: English)
Seán Duffy, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Demography, Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 703-bInternational Dimensions to Identity in 12th-Century Wales: The Evidence of the Vita Griffini
(Language: English)
Rebecca Thomas, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 703-cTwo Polities in Perspective: Gwynedd and the Kingdom of Man and the Isles
(Language: English)
Owain Wyn Jones, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Index terms: Maritime and Naval Studies, Military History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The history of Britain and Ireland between the 11th and 13th centuries is traditionally dominated by narratives of Anglo-Norman conquest. But when the period is viewed from alternative, western perspectives, other discourses come to the fore. In particular, the Irish and Welsh experience during these centuries cannot simply be characterised as one of gradual subjugation at the hands of Anglo-Norman invaders. These sessions bring together some alternative viewpoints on the history of these islands during this turbulent period.