Session718
TitleDisplacement and Otherness: The Case of East Central Medieval Europe
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserSebastian Piotr Bartos, Department of History, Valdosta State University, Georgia
 
Moderator/ChairBeata Możejko, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
 
Paper 718-a The Pacifying Power of an Outsider: Ducal and Saintly Rulership in the High Medieval Duchy of Krakow
(Language: English)
Sebastian Piotr Bartos, Department of History, Valdosta State University, Georgia
Index Terms: Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy; Religious Life
Paper 718-b Alien from the East: The Image of Central-Eastern Europe in Anglo-Norman Chronicles from the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Jędrzej Szerle, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index Terms: Anthropology; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 718-c 13th-Century Lords and Their International Identities: Grappling with the Otherness of Medieval Politics
(Language: English)
Wojciech Kozłowski, Institute of Social Prophylactics & Social Work, Maria Grzegorzewska University / Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies, Warszawa
Index Terms: Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
 
AbstractThis session addresses the notion of displacement as a lens through which other cultures - geographic, political and temporal - are viewed. Displacement as a strategy highlights 'otherness' in order to foreground identity, strengthen authority, or rework traditionally held notions. In its focus on East Central Europe, the session argues for new perspectives on varied instances of displacement - the displacement involved in innovative scholarly notions of lordly identity, displacement as a guiding principle in Anglo-Norman chronicles dealing with geographical 'others' of East Central Europe, and the displacement of local authority by temporal and spiritual means in high medieval Little Poland.