IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 251: War, Peace, and Diplomacy, II: Trust in Treaties

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Tobias Boestad, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Centre Roland Mousnier, Sorbonne Université, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Jenny Benham, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 251-aMeans towards Ends: Prominent Themes and Goals in the Treaty of Falaise
(Language: English)
Ben Morris, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Ben Morris, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Ben Morris, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 251-bTreaties in Romania: Building or Breaking the Future of the Latin States in the 13th Century?
(Language: English)
Simon Hasdenteufel, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Simon Hasdenteufel, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Simon Hasdenteufel, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Economics - Rural, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 251-c'We have no other charter, nor do we hide or know one': Post-Validation Use of the 13th-Century German-Russian Trade Treaties
(Language: English)
Tobias Boestad, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Centre Roland Mousnier, Sorbonne Université, Paris
Tobias Boestad, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Centre Roland Mousnier, Sorbonne Université, Paris
Tobias Boestad, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Centre Roland Mousnier, Sorbonne Université, Paris
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This panel is the second of three in the sessions on ‘War, Peace, and Diplomacy’. Here, the speakers will focus on pacts and treaties, both as an ending of diplomatic negotiations and as a mean of achieving other political goals. By highlighting and comparing examples from various regions such as High medieval Normandy, Romania and the Baltic, the speakers will question the treaties’ external shape and prominent themes, as well as the goals they were intended to achieve and their post-validation use. One major question addressed by this panel will concern the trust in these treaties’ effectiveness.