Session605
TitleExile in the Global Middle Ages, II: Amnesty and Reconciliation
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorSchool of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
OrganiserJenny Benham, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Harry Mawdsley, Seminar für mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
 
Moderator/ChairHarry Mawdsley, Seminar für mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
 
Paper 605-a 'Wiping the slate clean': Amnesty, Exile, and International Law, 700-1200
(Language: English)
Jenny Benham, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Law; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 605-b 'Come home, I will not arrest you': Exile and Amnesty in Coptic Documents from Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt
(Language: English)
Eline Scheerlinck, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Universiteit Leiden
Index Terms: Daily Life; Religious Life
Paper 605-c Exiles, Amnesty, and Peace-Making in Byzantine Treaties, 900-1200
(Language: English)
Ben Morris, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Law; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractAmnesty, exile, and reconciliation are intimately intertwined. Amnesty - stipulating that all violence, damage, and injury done by one party to another would be forgotten - often pitted different aims, rights, authority, and jurisdiction of various individuals, communities, or sections of society against each other at different times in the reconciliation process with those returning from exile. This session will explore the relationship between amnesty, exile, and reconciliation across three different societies - Egypt, Byzantium, and the medieval West - in the early and high Middle Ages. It will examine legal rules and the extent to which they were obeyed and practised on a regular basis, and seek to understand parties' willingness (or not) to collaborate and cooperate with each other and to participate in their wider communities.