Session1627
TitleBorder Warfare in the Middle Ages
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorDe Re Militari: Society for Medieval Military History
 
OrganiserIlana Krug, Department of History & Political Science, York College of Pennsylvania
 
Moderator/ChairKelly DeVries, Department of History, Loyola University Maryland
 
Paper 1627-a Hungry Borders: Escalating Conflict on the Carolingian Frontier
(Language: English)
Sam Ottewill-Soulsby, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-Kolleg 2496 'Migration und Mobilität in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter', Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Administration; Military History
Paper 1627-b Guarding the Borders of the Florentine State: Elite Lineages and the Offices of Castellan and Vicar in 14th-Century Tuscany
(Language: English)
Peter Sposato, Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy, Indiana University, Kokomo
Index Terms: Administration; Military History
Paper 1627-c The Economic Impact of Border Warfare on the Scottish Marches under Edward II
(Language: English)
Ilana Krug, Department of History & Political Science, York College of Pennsylvania
Index Terms: Economics - Rural; Military History
 
AbstractThis session, by focusing on the specifics of three geographic areas, seeks to highlight the significant role and impact of border warfare - politically, socially, and economically - in the Middle Ages in general. Individual papers investigate the ensuing political struggles within the Carolingian state caused or exacerbated by conflicts on its frontiers; the use of border warfare by the Florentine traditional military elites to combat shifting social challenges by a rising nouveaux riches; and the economic impact of ongoing border warfare on local communities along the Scottish marches in the late Middle Ages.