IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 539: Borders and the Norman World, I: Borders within the Norman World

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Haskins Society / Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
Organiser:Callum Jamieson, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 539-aLordships on the Frontier in Mainland Norman Italy
(Language: English)
Aron Kecskes, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 539-bThe Legation of John of Crema: The Transgression of Episcopal Borders?
(Language: English)
Callum Jamieson, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 539-cAnjou and Its Neighbours, 1189-1204
(Language: English)
Stephen Church, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

Throughout the 11th and 12th centuries the Normans – ‘that most unbridled People’ – spread across Europe and the Mediterranean as conquerors, settlers, crusaders, and pilgrims. Borders, be they geographical, intellectual, diplomatic, legal, spiritual, or temporal, provide an especially arresting way of examining Norman activities and the lands in which they dwelt. It is the intention of this strand to consider these borders – creations, disruptions, and developments, and their roles, significance, and influence – to gain new-found insight into the Normans and their world. This session proposes to examine borders within the Norman World across a comprehensive temporal and spatial distribution.