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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1545: Iceland: The Long Medieval Period, I

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Bernadette McCooey, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Bernadette McCooey, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Paper 1545-aSálumessar and Sálutíðir: Masses and Offices of the Dead in Late Medieval Iceland
(Language: English)
Ryder Patzuk-Russell, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Liturgy
Paper 1545-bFriend or Foe and the Anatomy of Dragons?: Paratext Bordering on the Fantastic and Nostalgic in John Rylands Library, Manchester, Icelandic MS 2, Jónsbók (John's Book) Law Code Dragon Decorations
(Language: English)
Julie Callan, Independent Scholar Penrith
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1545-cPaper in Icelandic Society and Economy
(Language: English)
Silvia Hufnagel, Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History

The first of two sessions examining medieval Iceland, a society late to industrialise and which continued to be viewed as medieval beyond the temporal boundary of what is conventionally considered medieval. These sessions are well placed within the border theme of the IMC 2020 as the sessions' focus lies on the cusp of the transition from medieval to early modern. The three papers in this session use documentary evidence to examine the role of the Church, the Law, and the socio-economic and political placement of Iceland in the wider North Atlantic region.