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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1215: Boundary Un/Making in the Medieval Mediterranean, I: Communication

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Society for the Medieval Mediterranean
Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Marsham, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Paper 1215-aBetween Muslim Elite and Jewish Separatedness: Scribal Practice in the Cairo Genizah
(Language: English)
Esther-Miriam Wagner, Woolf Institute / Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies University of Cambridge
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Semitic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1215-bFrom the Court in Cairo to the Kingdoms of the 'Franks': Sovereignty, Order, and World-Making in 15th-Century Egyptian Chronicles
(Language: English)
Jo Van Steenbergen, Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies / Department of Languages & Cultures: The Near East & the Islamic World, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Semitic, Political Thought
Paper 1215-cBreaking Boundaries: Emotions and Political Communication in Medieval Iberia
(Language: English)
Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, School of Humanities, History Department, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Politics and Diplomacy, Rhetoric

While the Mediterranean Sea in itself formed the boundary between religions as well as political territories, the medieval Mediterranean was also a highly connected space where different cultures and religions interacted. Both conflict and interaction made the religious and political boundaries in the regions bordering the Mediterranean subject to constant tension and were thus, more often than not, of a fluid nature. Using the opportunity of this year’s thematic strand 'Borders', these sessions organised by the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean bring together papers showing different perspectives on the ways in which political, religious, and social boundaries were crossed.