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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 518: Bordering the Islands, I: Maritime Networks, Economic Spaces, and Political Powers in the Middle Ages - Maritime Eurasia

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (KAKENHI) / Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Organiser:Minoru Ozawa, College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Moderator/Chair:Ian Forrest, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Paper 518-aKingdoms in an Archipelago: A Case of 11th-Century Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Minoru Ozawa, College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 518-bMaritime Security around the Insular Kingdom of Sicily after the Sicilian Vespers
(Language: English)
Akihiro Takahashi, Graduate School of Letters Arts & Science Waseda University Tokyo
Index terms: Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 518-cWas the Island of Hormuz a Port State?: The Kingdom of Hormuz under Mongol Rule
(Language: English)
Yasuhiro Yokkaichi, College of Arts Rikkyo University Tokyo
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 518-dA Smuggler of Ceramics from Europe, China, and Japan in the Pre-Modern Amakusa Islands: Behind Hidden Christians and Local Gentry
(Language: English)
Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Index terms: Local History, Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy

These two related sessions aim, first, to investigate the historical role of islands as border spaces in the maritime networks of the Middle Ages, and second, to locate the Middle Ages in a maritime and global perspective through connections and the comparison of islands and the human activity on them. The first session consisting of four speakers covers the economic and political functions of several islands from Northern Europe through the Mediterranean to East Asia. Based on the first session's discussions, each of the second session's papers concentrates on aspects of currency, trade, and military affairs in the Japanese archipelago in the age of encounter of East Asia with Christian Europe.