TitleCreating the 'Self' - Creating the 'Other', III: The 'Other' Wider World in the 9th-12th Centuries
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
OrganiserDaniel Brown, Independent Scholar, Viersen
Moderator/ChairAlheydis Plassmann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Paper 1328-a Otherness in the Norman Narrative
(Language: English)
Dale Copley, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities; Social History
Paper 1328-b Otherness and Comparative Economic Development in Late Anglo-Saxon England and Heian Japan
(Language: English)
Jeremy Piercy, Department of Liberal Arts, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Index Terms: Administration; Economics - General; Mentalities
Paper 1328-c Expanding the Canon: Loricae Outside of Ireland
(Language: English)
Arendse Lund, Department of English Language & Literature, University College London
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Comparative; Mentalities; Religious Life
AbstractScholars have set the European Middle Ages as distinctly different from the wider world and its history, tending to an isolationist view of the medieval world. The same principle has been applied to medieval principalities, creating the illusion that they had zero contact with other cultures further away. Comparing developments, culture, and concepts, however, may lead to a distinct other picture: one of contact, adaption, culture-crossing, and intercultural negotiation of the 'Self' and the 'Other' as well as identical aspects otherwise unknown.