|Title||Beyond the Invasion Narrative: The Roman World and Its Neighbours in Late Antiquity, IV - New Narratives in Hispania|
|Date/Time||Tuesday 12 July 2011: 11.15-12.45|
|Organiser||Guy Halsall, Department of History, University of York|
|Moderator/Chair||Michael Kulikowski, Department of History, Pennsylvania State University|
|Paper 608-a||Fragmentation and Thin Polities: Dynamics of the Post-Roman Duero Plateau (Hispania)
Iñaki Martín Viso, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y Contemporánea, Universidad de Salamanca
|Paper 608-b||The Elephant in the Room: New Approaches to Early Medieval Cemeteries in Central Spain
Alfonso Vigil-Escalera, Departamento Geografía, Prehistoria y Arqueología, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
|Paper 608-c||Why Do We Need the Barbarians?
Guy Halsall, Department of History, University of York
|Abstract||This session shifts focus to look at the Iberian peninsula, the focus of much important work in recent years. These papers will tend to
look at the very local level - highlighting another theme of this strand, which is to question to what extent the Roman world can be seen as a single harmonious whole brought down from outside - to look at the dynamics that existed within, say, the Duero Plateau, to determine social and economic development. As well as looking at settlement patterns and their relationship with competing social formations, the session will look at
local identities and at the role of religion in shaping change within Spain. Halsall's paper is intended as a summing up of the four session strand.