Session1614
TitleIn Other Words: Redrawing Frameworks Using the 'Global Middle Ages' as Method, II
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorAHRC Network 'Defining the Global Middle Ages'
 
OrganiserNaomi Standen, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
 
Moderator/ChairCatherine Holmes, Faculty of History, University of Oxford / The English Historical Review
 
Paper 1614-a Political Economy as 'Other': The View from the Global Middle Ages?
(Language: English)
Simon Stuart Yarrow, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Political Thought
Paper 1614-b Ilkhanid Translation Project: Toward Meso-History between Global and Local Perspectives
(Language: English)
Yoichi Isahaya, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Language and Literature - Comparative
 
AbstractGlobal medievalists seek meaning from positions within a context of globalised and post-colonial modernity, inescapably aware of troubling and persistent power relationships - economic, political, and intellectual - between Global North and South. But in this framing, modernity also exerts power over a medieval Other. The papers in these panels seek to create spaces where the medieval can speak back to the hegemonic power of the modern, using the Global Middle Ages as a method through which to propose readings of global medieval cases that unpick and unpack standard concepts and vocabulary such as encounter, identity, the local, nomadism, religion, and the state.