Session1222
TitleEarly Medieval Societies on the Edges: From Britain to the Iberian Peninsula and Beyond, I
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorProject 'Societies on the Edges', Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
 
OrganiserFrancesca Tinti, Departamento de Filología e Historia, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
 
Moderator/ChairRory Naismith, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic / Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
 
Paper 1222-a Anglo-Saxon Perceptions and Representations of Europe
(Language: English)
Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Filología e Historia, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Language and Literature - Old English; Mentalities
Paper 1222-b 'Griffin se Wylisca cing': 11th-Century Welsh Kings in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
(Language: English)
Rebecca Thomas, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Celtic; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1222-c Beyond the Border: Communities, Violence, and the Construction of Territory to the North and South of the Duero River
(Language: English)
Aitor Armendariz Bosque, Departamento de Filología e Historia, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index Terms: Economics - Rural; Geography and Settlement Studies; Social History
 
AbstractThis is the first of two sessions on different meanings of 'borders' in early medieval European societies. Papers A and B focus on Britain, with the former exploring Anglo-Saxon descriptions of Europe and shifting perceptions of Britain's place in the world, while the latter discusses the depiction of Welsh kings in the 11th-century annals of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, demonstrating that the Welsh are more central than generally assumed. With Paper C the attention shifts to the Iberian Peninsula and, more specifically, the regions south of the River Duero, to propose a new interpretation of their territorial organisation.