Session506
TitleLaw, Violence, and Social Bonds, I: Power, Conflict, and Dispute Settlement
Date/TimeTuesday 2 July 2013: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorSt Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
 
OrganiserRobert Houghton, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Research, University of Winchester
 
Moderator/ChairTheo Riches, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
 
Paper 506-a Lordship and Authority in Anjou, c. 1000 - c. 1150
(Language: English)
Matthew McHaffie, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Law; Social History
Paper 506-b Power and Pressure: The Micropolitics of 11th-Century Aristocratic Networks
(Language: English)
Kim Esmark, Institut for Kultur og Identitet, Roskilde Universitet
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Genealogy and Prosopography; Law; Social History
Paper 506-c Conflict and the Laity in Carolingian Europe
(Language: English)
Warren Brown, Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Index Terms: Anthropology; Charters and Diplomatics; Law
 
AbstractThis session explores the pressures and strategies of lay disputants in their conflicts with ecclesiastical institutions over the period roughly 800 - 1150. It focuses both on the formal pressures brought to bear upon disputants such as courts and legal rules, while also drawing attention to the informal pressures they faced. Particular attention will be given to how disputants negotiated these sometimes conflicting pressures, and attempted to utilise them to their own ends.