IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1129: Stuff of War, II: The Sights and Sounds of Battle

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:James Titterton, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Karen Watts, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Musée du Louvre, Paris
Paper 1129-aSound on the Later Crusades in the Medieval Baltic
(Language: English)
Gregory J. Leighton, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Gregory J. Leighton, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1129-b'The King hath many marching in his coats': The Coat of Arms as an Instrument of Disguise on the Medieval Battlefield
(Language: English)
James Titterton, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
James Titterton, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Heraldry, Military History
Paper 1129-cMaterial Memory and 14th-Century Chivalric Culture: A Forensic Analysis of Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 804 IV, the Powell Roll of Arms
(Language: English)
Daniel Franke, Department of History, Richard Bland College of William & Mary, Virginia
Daniel Franke, Department of History, Richard Bland College of William & Mary, Virginia
Index terms: Heraldry, Military History
Abstract

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 visual and audible signs played on the medieval battlefield.