IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1323: Living on the Borders: The Boundaries of Class, Identity, and Language in the Late Middle Ages

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Leen Bervoets, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/Chair:Lydia Marie Walker, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Paper 1323-aE vino un Oso: The Strange Death of a Leonese Prince on the Iberian Frontier in the Early 13th Century
(Language: English)
Miguel Gómez, Department of History, University of Dayton, Ohio
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1323-bLiving on the Borders of Medieval Cities: Suburban Dwellers and Burgership in 13th-Century Flemish Towns
(Language: English)
Leen Bervoets, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Demography, Law, Social History
Paper 1323-cLiving on the Borders of Loyalty and Language: The Roubaix-Ghistelles Family
(Language: English)
Bobbi Sutherland, Department of History, University of Dayton, Ohio
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

Living on the borders of various jurisdictions created both opportunities and challenges in the Middle Ages, as it does today. The papers in this panel explore the way that medieval people exploited the opportunities of living on linguistic, political, and social frontiers from the early 13th to the late 14th century. It examines the way that various people both overcame and fell victim to the mutability of borders.