TitleThe Other Look at Early Medieval Societies: The Phenomenon of Militarisation, I - Comparative Approaches to Early Medieval Militarisation
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
SponsorFritz Thyssen Stiftung, Köln
OrganiserGuido M. Berndt, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Laury Sarti, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Moderator/ChairStuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 1540-a Not 'the Other': Barbarians and the End of the Western Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Ralph Mathisen, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Military History; Social History
Paper 1540-b Gothic Italy: A (De)Militarised Society? - The Dark Side of Ethnic Identity
(Language: English)
Kai Grundmann, Sonderforschungsbereich 700 'Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood', Freie Universität Berlin
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Epigraphy; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Technology
AbstractAlthough early medieval societies underwent a continual process of militarisation, this is a subject that only recently has come into the focus of modern research. These sessions collect papers dealing with different aspects of this phenomenon by using regional case studies as well as subject-related approaches. This first session deals with the phenomenon of militarisation itself. The first paper (-a) focusses on the relation between barbarians and Romans at the end of Antiquity, while paper (-b) focusses on Gothic Italy to ask how this case study helps defining what militarization means in the transition to the early Middle Ages.