Session1514
TitleIn Other Words: Redrawing Frameworks Using the 'Global Middle Ages' as Method, I
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorAHRC Network 'Defining the Global Middle Ages'
 
OrganiserNaomi Standen, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
 
Moderator/ChairNaomi Standen, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
 
Paper 1514-a Making Identities?: Clerical Sources in Global History
(Language: English)
Amanda Power, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Monasticism; Pagan Religions; Religious Life
Paper 1514-b Eating Together, Eating Apart: Sojourning 'Others' and Commensal Practices in 12th-Century Malabar
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Lambourn, School of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester
Index Terms: Daily Life; Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 1514-c Acculturation, Encounter, or Something Else?: The Life and Writings of Francesco Suriano, a Merchant, Mendicant, and Missionary in the Eastern Mediterranean, c. 1500
(Language: English)
Catherine Holmes, Faculty of History, University of Oxford / _The English Historical Review_
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Social History
 
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.