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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1746: New Frontiers in Research on the Aristocracy in France in the Central Middle Ages, III: Aristocrats Crossing Frontiers

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre d’Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers
Organisers:Sarah Casano-Skaghammar, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302) Université de Poitiers
Charlotte Crouch, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Alice Taylor, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1746-aBetween King and Emperor?: The Aristocracy of the Franco-Imperial Borderlands, c. 1100-1300
(Language: English)
Daniel Power, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1746-bUnder the King’s Protection: Securing Land and Loyalty in 13th-Century Champagne and Navarre
(Language: English)
Jillian Bjerke, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Index terms: Administration, Social History
Paper 1746-cVeterans of the Third Crusade in the County of Champagne
(Language: English)
Randall Todd Pippenger, Department of History Princeton University
Index terms: Administration, Crusades, Social History

Aristocrats have long been a staple of medieval history, investigated not only for their important role in politics, but also for their centrality to the study of religious, cultural and social history. The Capetian aristocracy is, however, often considered within strict chronological, regional or disciplinary boundaries. This session seeks to traverse these boundaries by bringing together papers re-examining how aristocrats negotiated frontiers between France and Iberia, England/the Empire and the Holy Land. Jillian Bjerke will investigate how the Counts-Kings of Champagne and Navarre ruled over two discrete territories in the 13th century, Daniel Power will examine the relations of the regional aristocracies with the Capetian and Imperial monarchies in the Franco-Imperial borderlands and Randall Pippinger will explore the experiences of veterans returning to Champagne from the Third Crusade.