Thursday, 10 July 2014

#IMC2014 Session - Networks and Neighbours, VII: Relationships of Power in the Early Middle Ages

N&N - IMC 2014 Session

TitleNetworks and Neighbours, VII: Relationships of Power in the Early Middle Ages
Date/TimeThursday 10 July 2014: 14.15-15.45
SponsorNetworks & Neighbours Network
OrganiserMichael Burrows, School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/ChairMichael J. Kelly, School of History, University of Leeds / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Paper 1715-a The Visigothic State and the Relations of Personal Dependence: Transition, Transformation, and Domination
(Language: English)
Paulo Henrique de Carvalho Pachá, Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre Sociedades Pré-Capitalistas, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro
Index Terms: Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1715-b Lower Class Violence and the End of the Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Michael Burrows, School of History, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Military History; Social History
Paper 1715-c Donation of Land and State Building in 7th- and 8th-Century Northumbria
(Language: English)
Renato Rodrigues Da Silva, Department of History, University of Leicester
Index Terms: Administration; Charters and Diplomatics; Political Thought
AbstractThe notion of Empire immediately precipitates consideration of issues of decline and aftermath. This session will attempt to elucidate these related themes through investigation of relationships of power during the final years of the Western Roman Empire and the formation of its
successor states. These relationships governed the social status, mobility, and interactions of the individuals who lived during these formative years and their developments give us insight into their fluid socio-political context. In order to investigate general trends that can be discerned from the personal evidence of Late Antique social relationships, a broad spectrum of places and times will be investigated; in particular Iberia, Gaul, and Britain, from the 4th to 8th centuries.