IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1551: Updating the Knight, I: Warriors, Service, and Reward

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institut für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Organiser:Marco Krätschmer, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Moderator/Chair:Fraser McNair, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1551-aVirtuosos Amateurs: On the Professionalism of Carolingian Fighting Men
(Language: English)
Christoph Haack, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Christoph Haack, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Christoph Haack, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Paper 1551-bAdvisor and Military Commander: The Carolingian Chamberlain during the 8th and 9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Yanick Strauch, Regesta Imperii I: Karolingerzeit 840-926, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Yanick Strauch, Regesta Imperii I: Karolingerzeit 840-926, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Yanick Strauch, Regesta Imperii I: Karolingerzeit 840-926, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Paper 1551-cKnights, Fiefs, and Money: Military Service in the Staufer Period
(Language: English)
Marco Krätschmer, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Marco Krätschmer, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Marco Krätschmer, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Abstract

The knight is one of the most emblematic figures of medieval history and yet, as an idea, it remains one of the most old-fashioned. Though knights and chivalry have been regularly picked up and adapted to current debates, the concepts defining a knight have never been thoroughly questioned. The reconsiderations of feudalism in the last decades give a new challenge to reassess the concepts of the ‘knight’ and ‘chivalry’. Starting with the discussion on Carolingian warriors, this session will explore the key historical ideas that define the knight of the High Middle Ages and will open the three session series ‘Updating The Knight’.