IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1216: How to Conquer a Kingdom?: Military Conflict in the Middle Ages

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V.
Organiser:Martin Clauss, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Moderator/Chair:Christine Reinle, Historisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Paper 1216-aThe Norman Conquest of England 1066
(Language: English)
Alheydis Plassmann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Alheydis Plassmann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Military History
Paper 1216-bTo Conquer the Kingdom of Sicily from the 11th to the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Sebastian Schaarschmidt, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Sebastian Schaarschmidt, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Military History
Paper 1216-cDisputed Kingship in the 14th Century: Germany and France
(Language: English)
Martin Clauss, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Martin Clauss, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Military History
Abstract

Throughout the Middle Ages we see rivaling kings in different realms, often leading to intensive military conflicts. This session aims to show how the opposing parties tried to conquer the realm of their enemies by means of military action. It tries to explain what military action against whom or which military objects (fortified cities, castles) were necessary to take possession of a kingdom. In a broader sense the session addresses the question of the materiality of a kingdom. The following three regions and conflicts shall be the focus of our interest: The Norman Conquest 1066, The Kingdom of Sicily from the 11th to the 13th century and a comparison between the conflict for the German throne and the Hundred Years’ War both in the 14th century.