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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 837: Frontiers in Dispute

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:De Re Militari: Society for Medieval Military History
Organiser:John France, Department of History, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Paper 837-aBrunanburh and the Frontier of Emergent England
(Language: English)
Michael Livingston, Department of English, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Military History
Paper 837-bThe Changing Frontier in Ottoman Naval Warfare from 1453-1566
(Language: English)
Kelly DeVries, Department of History, Loyola College, Maryland / Royal Armouries, Leeds
Index terms: Maritime and Naval Studies, Military History
Paper 837-cJerusalem: A Border between Christians and Muslims?
(Language: English)
John France, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Military History

This session explores a series of disputed medieval 'frontiers' have later sometimes been viewed as highly controversial. They cover a very wide range in time, from the 10th century to the late Middle Ages, and in geographic spread from England to the Eastern Mediterranean, and touch on major historical subjects and debates. Paper A discusses the historiography of an important battle and suggests its disputed location is to be found at the intersection of frontiers. Paper B reveals the nature and extent of Ottoman naval power in vital theatres. Paper C considers the vexed question of the 'Clash of Civilizations'.