TitleMedieval Animals in Conflict and Aggression, I
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorM(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata-Network), Central European University, Budapest/Wien
OrganiserAlice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Moderator/ChairGerhard Jaritz, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Paper 1217-a When Beasts Turn Bad: Animals and Aggression in Iceland
(Language: English)
Bernadette McCooey, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1217-b Animals Used by the Mongols during Their Invasion of Hungary, 1241-1242
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Index Terms: Daily Life; Military History
Paper 1217-c Animalistic Violence and the Natural Order: C. S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet in Conversation with Culhwch and Olwen
(Language: English)
Reagan Thomas Vernon, Department of History, University of South Florida
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Comparative; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Religious Life; Theology
AbstractAnimals appear in scenarios of conflict and aggression in many guises. They can be used by humans to demonstrate aggression and power in times of conflict. On the other hand, humans continually aggress on animals in hunting or even their slaughter for meat. Animal on animal aggression and conflict was also treated metaphorically or adapted for human use as in falconry. Finally, some came into conflict with people and showed them aggression in their own right.