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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1029: Stuff of War, I: The Space of War

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1029-aFighting in the Wilderness: The Logistics of Military Campaigning during the Early Livonian Crusades
(Language: English)
Carsten Selch Jensen, Department of Church History, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1029-bThe Narrative Making of a Battlefield in Wirnt von Grafenberg's 13th-Century Romance Wigalois
(Language: English)
Steve Commichau, Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Military History
Paper 1029-cA Rural Militia's Grim Representation in the Mass Graves from the Battle of Visby, 1361
(Language: English)
Thomas Neijman, Institutionen för mediestudier, Stockholms universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Military History

Scholars have (rightly) dedicated much time and attention to the study of immaterial aspects of medieval warfare, such as organisation, strategy, tactics, generalship, finance, and ideology. Yet all of these elements were dependent upon material culture; the actual 'stuff of war'. The theme of IMC 2019, 'Materiality', presents an opportunity for scholars to bring together research on these dimensions of military history. This session will consider the role that physical space, geography, and topography played in medieval warfare.