IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 739: Borders and the Norman World, III: Legal Borders, Law, and Iura in the Norman World

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Haskins Society / Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
Organiser:David de Concilio, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Emily A. Winkler, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford / Department of History, University College London
Paper 739-aPlurality of Iura and Peculiar Contractual Conditions in Sicily during the Norman Period
(Language: English)
Marta Cerrito, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza Università degli studi di Palermo
Index terms: Law, Political Thought
Paper 739-bBreaking Historiographical Boundaries: The Anglo-Norman Role in the Development of the European Legal Culture
(Language: English)
David de Concilio, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Law
Paper 739-cTemporal and Spiritual Power in Norman Sicily: An Unreal Border?
(Language: English)
Ignazio Alessi, LIER-FYT École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris / Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza Università degli studi di Palermo
Index terms: Canon Law, Law
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 the plurality of laws across the Norman World.