Thursday, 10 July 2014

#IMC2014 Session - Networks and Neighbours, VI: Three Views of Empire and Kingdom - Byzantium, Denmark, and Norway





N&N - IMC 2014 Session


Session1615
TitleNetworks and Neighbours, VI: Three Views of Empire and Kingdom - Byzantium, Denmark, and Norway
Date/TimeThursday 10 July 2014: 11.15-12.45
SponsorNetworks & Neighbours Network
OrganiserTim Barnwell, School of History, University of Leeds

Jason Berg, School of History, University of Leeds

Richard Broome, School of History, University of Leeds

Michael J. Kelly, School of History, University of Leeds / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Moderator/ChairHans-Werner Goetz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Paper 1615-a The Roman Empire in the 6th Century: Considerations on the 'Fall of Rome' and 'Reconquest' according to the Gothic War
(Language: English)
Renato Viana Boy, Laboratório de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul, Santa Catarina
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Political Thought
Paper 1615-b The 'Thematic of the Counselor' in the Gesta Danorum and the Strengthening of the Danish Hegemony in the Medieval Baltic Area
(Language: English)
André Muceniecks, Departamento de História, Universidade de São Paulo
Index Terms: Crusades; Ecclesiastical History; Political Thought
Paper 1615-c The Spear, the Sword, and the Axe: St Michael the Archangel, St Óláfr and the Northern Crusades
(Language: English)
Renan M. Birro, Colegiado de História, Universidade Federal do Amapá / Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo
Index Terms: Crusades; Ecclesiastical History; Politics and Diplomacy
AbstractThis session aims to analyse historical and historiographical aspects of the Byzantine Empire, Scandinavia and the Baltic frontier in the Middle Ages. The foci for investigation are the exercise of power, legitimacy, aristocratic perspectives and the involvement of churchmen in political affairs. Likewise, the context of the production of history in both a narrow and a broad sense is not neglected. In short, we are concerned with hegemony and power in three different historical moments. Of course, the research finds both similar, general issues and very different, more localised problems in each case study.