Session615
TitleOn the Fringes of Empire: Local and Supra-Local Identities beyond the Carolingian Realm, II
Date/TimeTuesday 8 July 2014: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorFoundations of the European Space 2 (FES2) Research Network
 
OrganiserLetty Ten Harkel, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairJulio Escalona, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
 
Paper 615-a Empire and Infrastructure: The Case of Wessex in the 9th and 10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Alex Langlands, Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester
Index Terms: Administration; Archaeology - Sites; Economics - Trade; Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 615-b Local Communities and Kingship South of the Duero, 9th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Iñaki Martín Viso, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y Contemporánea, Universidad de Salamanca
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Economics - Rural; Geography and Settlement Studies; Social History
Paper 615-c The Astur-Leonese Power and the Localities: Changing Collective Spaces, 10th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Álvaro Carvajal Castro, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Economics - Rural; Geography and Settlement Studies; Social History
 
AbstractThe Carolingian empire is often regarded as the driving force behind socio-economic and political developments in Europe during the latter part of the first millennium. This viewpoint, resulting in part from a better range of surviving documentary sources, implies other regions in north-west Europe were marginal, existing only in relation to the greater power of the Carolingian empire. This two-part session seeks to redress the imbalance by focusing on the interaction between local and non-local identities in different regions on the fringes of the Carolingian world: Scandinavia, Anglo-Saxon Wessex, the coastal zone of modern-day Netherlands, and the early medieval states of the Iberian peninsula further south.