Session1502
TitleAnarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages, I: Rethinking the Role of the State in Medieval History and Historiography
Date/TimeThursday 8 July 2021: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorAnarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages
 
OrganiserIan Forrest, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairClaire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
 
Paper 1502-a The State as an Obstacle to Writing Global Medieval History
(Language: English)
Ian Forrest, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Amanda Power, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Anthropology; Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1502-b Pushing Borders of Power: Legal Changes in Wood Law in Southern Westphalia in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Monika Veronika Eisenhauer, Independent Scholar, Zwingenberg
Index Terms: Economics - Rural; Law
Paper 1502-c Individual Agency, Merchant Capital(ism), and State Ideology in 16th-Century North-Western Europe
(Language: English)
Maria Aleksandrova, Oxford Centre for Economic & Social History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Economics - Trade; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractThe first of two sessions sponsored by the Anarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages group. Following a successful roundtable on this theme at IMC 2019 attended by an international group of medievalists from all career stages, these sessions are experiments in rethinking the Middle Ages using anarchist ideas and approaches. This session challenges the centrality of states and 'the state' to historical research.