IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 639: Borders and the Norman World, II: Crossing the Borders of the Norman World

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Haskins Society / Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
Organiser:Dan Armstrong, St Andrews Institute for Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Charlie Rozier, Durham University Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Paper 639-aThe Bayeux Tapestry and the Heartlands and Borders
(Language: English)
David Bates, School of History, University of East Anglia / Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Index terms: Art History - General, Social History
Paper 639-bThe Papacy, Lanfranc, and Ireland: The Core, the Semi-Periphery, and the Periphery
(Language: English)
Dan Armstrong, St Andrews Institute for Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 639-cAlexander II and the Normans: The Borders of Universalis Ecclesia
(Language: English)
Maria Vezzoni, Dipartimento di Studi Storici Università degli Studi di Torino
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
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 various 11th-century instances that cross the borders of the Norman World.