Aux Marges du monde normand (LEEDS 2020)

BORDERS AND THE NORMAN WORLD

New Frontiers in Norman Scholarship

Leeds International Medieval

Congress – 7th July 2020

 

Org. : Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies, Haskins Society; University of St Andrews (Institute of Mediaeval studies)

 

 Throughout the eleventh and twelfth 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.

 

 Session 539 – I. Borders within the Norman World – 09.00-10.30

Organiser: Callum Jamieson (University of Glasgow/St Andrews)

Chair: Dr Leonie Hicks (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Áron Kecskés (University of St Andrews/Università degli Studi di Siena) Lordships on the Frontier in Mainland Norman Italy

Callum Jamieson (University of Glasgow/St Andrews) The Legation of John of Crema: The Transgression of Episcopal Borders?

Prof. Stephen Church (University of East Anglia) Anjou and its neighbours, 1189-1204

 

 Session 639 – II. Crossing the borders of the Norman World – 11.15-12.45

Organiser: Dan Armstrong (University of St Andrews)

Chair: Dr Charlie Rozier (University of Durham)

Prof. David Bates (University of East Anglia) The Bayeux Tapestry and the Heartlands and Borders

Dan Armstrong (University of St Andrews) The Papacy, Lanfranc, and Ireland: The Core, the Semi- Periphery, and the Periphery

Maria Vezzoni (Università degli Studi di Torino) Alexander II and the Normans: The Borders of Universalis Ecclesia

 

 Session 739 – III. Legal borders, law and iura in the Norman World – 14.15-15.45

Organiser: David De Concilio (University of St Andrews/ Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

Chair: Dr. Emily Winkler (St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)

Dr Marta Cerrito (Università degli studi di Palermo) Plurality of iura and peculiar contractual conditions in Sicily during the Norman period

David De Concilio (University of St Andrews/Università degli Studi Roma Tre) Breaking historiographical boundaries: The Anglo- Norman role in the development of the European legal culture

Ignazio Alessi (École des hautes études en Sciences Sociales Paris/Università degli studi di Palermo) Temporal and Spiritual power in Norman Sicily: An Unreal Border?

 

 Session 839 – IV. Spatial and temporal boundaries in Norman Sicily – 16.30-18.00

Organiser: Áron Kecskés (University of St Andrews/ Università degli Studi di Siena)

Chair: Dr Andrew Buck (University College Dublin)

John Aspinwall (University of Lancaster) The world of yesterday? Surveying the Norman conquests in 12th-century Sicily

Nicole Mölk (Universität Innsbruck) Island without Borders? – Historical and Archaeological evidence for Norman demarcation practices in Western Sicily: the case of Jāṭū and the Belice Valley

Dr Mark Hagger (University of Bangor) – Strand Respondent


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