Session 526: Emissaries, Enemies, and Exemptions: Exploring Political and Diplomatic Borders in the Middle Ages
Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30
|Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
|Rebecca A. C. Rist, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
|Agata Zielinska, Department of History, University College London
|At the Frontier: William of Modena as a Papal Legate in 13th-Century Livonia
Index terms: Canon Law, Pagan Religions, Politics and Diplomacy
|Ally or Enemy?: The Fluctuating Dynamics of Latin Christian-Mongol Relations in the Holy Land, 1220-1291
Index terms: Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
|'Un-Mapping Exemption': Are Space and Its Borders Really Important in the Study of Medieval Exemptions?
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
This panel will examine diverse ways in which borders were defined in the Middle Ages. Paper -a will explore the role of papal emissaries in defining jurisdictional powers on the borders of Christian Europe, using the legate William of Modena as a case study. Paper -b will discuss the role of the Dominican Order in forging diplomatic relations between Mongols and Latin Christians and alliances against Muslims in the Holy Land. Paper -c will analyse the role of the practice of exemption and the relationship between exemption, space, and borders though the medium of English court roles and monastic chronicles.