Session1241
TitleTransnational Approaches to Medieval Revolts
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserAndrew Prescott, School of Critical Studies (English Language & Linguistics), University of Glasgow
 
Moderator/ChairAndrew Prescott, School of Critical Studies (English Language & Linguistics), University of Glasgow
 
RespondentJustine Firnhaber-Baker, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
 
Paper 1241-a The Thickness of City Walls: Intercity-State Alliances among Late Medieval Italian Popular Rebels Compared with Ones North of the Alps and of 16th-Century Italy
(Language: English)
Samuel K. Cohn Jr., School of Humanities (History) / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Historiography - Medieval; Political Thought
Paper 1241-b Hostages and Exiles: The Townsmen of Bruges and Ypres and the Rebellion of Maritime Flanders, 1323-1328
(Language: English)
Milan Pajic, Institut de recherche Religions, spiritualités, cultures, sociétés, Université catholique de Louvain
Index Terms: Economics - Trade; Geography and Settlement Studies; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1241-c Transnational Approaches to Revolts: Deep Structures and Comparators
(Language: English)
Andrew Prescott, School of Critical Studies (English Language & Linguistics), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Historiography - Medieval
 
AbstractThere has recently been an upsurge of interest in the structure and character of medieval revolts. On the whole, however, revolts are still largely studied in national silos. There has been little consideration of the ways rebels and risings passed across national and other borders. This session will demonstrate the potential for transnational approaches by examining the dynamics of medieval risings, considering how revolts were reported in other countries and discussing how exiled rebels moved to other countries. Comparisons with more modern insurgency such as the Arab Spring will be used to suggest the potential of transnational perspectives.