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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1624: Loyalty as Entanglements, II: Loyalty in War

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society / Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
Organiser:Chris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London / Department of History, King's College London
Moderator/Chairs:Matthew Bennett, Department of History, University of Winchester
Ryan Lavelle, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1624-aEarl Uhtred and the Balancing of Loyalties in Early 11th-Century Northumbria
(Language: English)
Andrew Wareham, Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton, London
Index terms: Mentalities, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1624-bLoyalty, Rebellion, and Treason in Capetian Anjou, 1199-1246
(Language: English)
Thibault Jouis, Centre Roland Mousnier (CRM - UMR 8596), Sorbonne Université, Paris
Index terms: Mentalities, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1624-cBlood and Loyalty: Bastards and Vendetta in Late Medieval Society
(Language: English)
José Andres Porras, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Law, Social History
Abstract

Three linked sessions and a round table explore the somewhat neglected topic of loyalty in the Middle Ages. They follow from sessions in 2020 and 2021. The wider project aims to expand the ways of understanding medieval loyalty beyond the loyalties of men and lords or subjects and kings. These sessions for 2023 focus on loyalty as a form of entanglement. Session II is about loyalty and war, where the entanglement is with the conflicting courses of action that were available to participants in complex political situations. The individual papers range across the central to the late medieval period and from Northumbria to France. There is a focus on the limits of loyalty, pretended loyalty, and changes of loyalty.