Session1203
TitleBorders as Markers of Space, Culture, and Identity in Medieval Italy, I
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorSchool of History, University College Dublin / St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
 
OrganiserEdward Coleman, School of History, University College Dublin
 
Moderator/ChairFrances Andrews, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
 
Paper 1203-a Overlapping Borders: Political, Economic, and Religious Frontiers - The Case of Byzantine Liguria
(Language: English)
Alessandro Carabia, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1203-b How Italian Were the Borders of Italy in the Later Middle Ages?
(Language: English)
Luca Zenobi, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Local History; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractMedieval Italy is well suited to the Congress theme of 'Borders' as it was highly fragmented in its political geography, economy, culture, and languages. Papers in the first of two linked sessions explore these issues from complementary perspectives. Paper-a considers the meaning of the Langobard/Byzantine frontier in Late Antique Liguria in the light of archaeological and textual evidence. Paper-b examines how spaces in 14th-century Italy could be defined through sensory experience. Paper-c investigates how some distinctive features of late medieval Italy such as political factionalism and legal pluralism were shaped by territorial culture.