IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1222: Hierarchical Kingship and Territoriality in the Early and Central Middle Ages

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Beñat Elortza, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, Department of History, University of Aberdeen
Moderator/Chair:Beñat Elortza, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, Department of History, University of Aberdeen
Paper 1222-aScandinavian Kingship: Contextualising Viking Activites in Ireland
(Language: English)
Ingrid Hegland, Centre for Scandinavian Studies University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1222-bEarly Anglo-Saxon Kingship
(Language: English)
Daniel Cutts, Department of History, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Old English, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1222-cWhat's in a Title?: Kings, Earls, and Overlords in the North Sea World
(Language: English)
Caitlin Ellis, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Abstract

This session will create a comparative, transnational discussion on kingship across northwestern Europe in the early and central Middle Ages. Hegland’s contribution will focus on Scandinavian kingship during periods of Viking activity in Ireland. Cutts’s presentation, on the other hand, will discuss the nature of Anglo-Saxon kingship in the decades following Germanic migration to Britain and finally, Ellis’s paper will compare forms of rulership which were nominally different but practically similar, focusing in particular on the earls of Lade/Hlaðir, the earls of Orkney, and the different methods of control over Dublin.