Session1228
TitleCreating the 'Self' - Creating the 'Other', II: 'Nationes et gentes' in the 9th-12th Centuries
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserDaniel Brown, Independent Scholar, Viersen
 
Moderator/ChairCharles Insley, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies / Department of History, University of Manchester
 
Paper 1228-a Edward the Elder and English Identity
(Language: English)
Courtnay Konshuh, Department of History, University of Calgary
Index Terms: Anthropology; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities
Paper 1228-b The 'populus Francorum atque Saxonum': The Franks and Saxons in Early Ottonian Sources
(Language: English)
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Index Terms: Anthropology; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities
Paper 1228-c 'Making Dacians': The Early Normans' Alter Ego
(Language: English)
Daniel Brown, Independent Scholar, Viersen
Index Terms: Anthropology; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities
 
AbstractBe it those of the Old Saxons, Anglo-Saxons, or the nascent Normans, the fledgling principalities of the 'Century of Iron' created their new identities in between national and regional identities that had already been established centuries earlier. Each principality sought to define itself anew using different strategies of defining the 'Self' and the 'Other', ultimately creating a new definition of 'natio' or 'gens' that either supplanted, modified, or harmonised with the old lived concepts.