TitleRethinking the Medieval Frontier, I: Living in the Frontier
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorRethinking the Medieval Frontier Network
OrganiserJonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/ChairJonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 215-a 'Cities on edge': Complementing the History of Urbanism along the Early Medieval Mediterranean Frontiers
(Language: English)
Luca Zavagno, Department of History, Bilkent University, Turkey
Index Terms: Administration; Archaeology - General; Economics - Trade; Economics - Urban
Paper 215-b Norms, Practices, and Actors of the Cross-Border Trade between Fenouilledes and Roussillon, 14th - Mid-15th Century
(Language: English)
Margault Coste, Méditerranées: Cultures, Territoires, Patrimoines, Marchés (FRAMESPA - UMR5136), Université de Perpignan - Via Domitia
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Trade; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 215-c Punishment from the Grave: Islamisation and Heterodoxy in Funeral Practices in Rural Areas in the Middle Frontier of al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Marisa Bueno Sánchez, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Geography and Settlement Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Religious Life
AbstractThe project Rethinking the Medieval Frontier has been presenting comparative research on frontier spaces and practices at the IMC since 2015. This session places three scholars in conversation via papers on the lived practices of border populations. Zavagno explores how several Mediterranean coastal cities had their administrative and political directions shaped by economic interactions with spaces 'outside' their home territories during late Antiquity; Coste investigates the regulation of border-crossing and trade between Aragón and France in the later Middle Ages; and Bueno studies hybridisation in funerary practices in border spaces between the Islamic and Christian zones of Umayyad-period Iberia.