Session505
TitleExile in the Global Middle Ages, I: Penal Concepts and Legal Practices
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserJenny Benham, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Harry Mawdsley, Seminar für mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
 
Moderator/ChairJenny Benham, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
Paper 505-a Strangers in Strange Lands: Exile and Expulsion within and without the Post-Roman Regna
(Language: English)
Harry Mawdsley, Seminar für mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Law; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 505-b Exile and Excommunication between the Power of Caliphal Governments and Non-State Shi'i Authorities
(Language: English)
Edmund Hayes, Instituut voor Historische, Literaire en Culturele Studies, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index Terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies; Law; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 505-c Outlawry and Exile in Medieval Norway and Iceland: Historical and Sociological Frameworks
(Language: English)
Alexander J. Wilson, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Law; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
 
AbstractExile was a common punishment during the Middle Ages, but the precise form it took varied considerably across different societies. By focusing on a broad range of contexts, this session will explore how penal exile was conceptualised and enforced in different parts of the medieval world. In particular, the speakers will examine how and why exile was employed by the rulers of the post-Roman kingdoms; how the implementation of exile in the city of Qumm reflects the structures of Caliphal and clan authority; and how centralisations of power impacted upon the institutions of outlawry and exile in medieval Norway and Iceland.