IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1226: A Mediterranean Borderland: Rethinking Southern Italy, III

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Richmond, Virginia / Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Manchester
Organisers:Joanna H. Drell, Department of History, University of Richmond, Virginia
Paul Oldfield, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Paul Oldfield, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Paper 1226-aThe Kingdom of Sicily and Saladin's Egypt, 1174-1178
(Language: English)
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1226-bRevival or Innovation?: Thinking about History in Norman Sicily and the Wider World
(Language: English)
Emily A. Winkler, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford / Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1226-cA Forgotten Neighbour of St Benedict?: Montecassino and the Transformation of Medieval Sardinia
(Language: English)
Hervin Fernández-Aceves, School of History / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Abstract

This is the third of a set of three panels and a round table which aims to rethink aspects of the conventional paradigm which has considered medieval Southern Italy as a borderland, situated on a periphery. Together, the speakers (at times explicitly, at times implicitly) explore some of the many broader ‘realms’ and transitions within which the region, particularly in its ‘Norman’ period, participated. These include the secular and monastic Church, aristocratic networks, the papacy, Islam, crusading, urbanization, and historical writing. These sessions also are informed by, and celebrate, the seminal contribution to the field made by Professor Graham A. Loud.