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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 151: War, Peace, and Diplomacy, I: Arbitration and Mediation in Medieval Dispute Resolutions

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Philippa Mesiano, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Moderator/Chair:Jenny Benham, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 151-aArbitration and Mediation in the Conflicts between France and Flanders, 1296-1305
(Language: English)
Hermann Kamp, Historisches Institut, Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 151-bThe Pope as a Peace-Maker during the First Phase of the Hundred Years' War
(Language: English)
Barbara Bombi, School of History, University of Kent
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 151-cIn Between: Difficult Negotiations and Unexpected Mediators in Late Medieval Italian Diplomacy
(Language: English)
Isabella Lazzarini, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, Storiche e Sociali, Università degli Studi del Molise
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy

The first of the War, Peace and Diplomacy sessions will explore the role of arbitration and mediation within European dispute resolutions in the Middle Ages - namely, the methods, actors and language involved. Together, the papers in this session will address a variety of local, regional and international dimensions, as well as a range of contexts which led to mediation/arbitration. Moreover, they will highlight a numerous and diverse range of agents appointed to assist within dispute settlements, investigating (among other things) the methods, powers, and capacity through which they intervened. Ultimately, these papers will reveal the highly fluid and flexible nature of European diplomatic practice throughout the Middle Ages.