Session1114
TitleNegotiating the Other: Spatial and Mental Borders in the Middle Ages
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserChristian Jaser, Institut für Geschichte, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
 
Moderator/ChairPavel Soukup, Centrum Medievistických Studií, Filosofický ústav, Akademie věd České republiky, Praha
 
Paper 1114-a Castilian Border Treaties: Demarcation Processes in Comparison
(Language: English)
Sandra Schieweck, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index Terms: Law; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1114-b Creating Spatial and Mental Borders through Royal Inter-Marriages during the Hundred Years War
(Language: English)
Olivia Mayer, Institut für Geschichte, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1114-c Demarcate and Punish: Excommunication and Marginalisation on the Anglo-Scottish Border in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Christian Jaser, Institut für Geschichte, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractIn medieval Europe, there was a vast range of different and often contradicting concepts, experiences and realities of borders. The coexistence of linear boundaries and zonal frontiers, of fixed and expanding dividing lines creates a historical topic of a 'thousand faces' (José Martín Martín). Physical borders were constantly defined and redefined by imaginaries of the political/religious/social/economic other across the border. The session aims to analyze the ambivalent congruence and divergence of spatial and mental borders in a comparative perspective. Such dynamic negotiating processes between self and other will be discussed on the basis of three European case studies (Iberian peninsula, England/Scotland, England/France).