International Medieval Congress. Session: How to Conquer a Kingdom? Military Conflict in the Middle Ages

Gundula Gahlen
Datum: 
Mittwoch, 3. Juli 2019
Ort: 
Leeds

International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2019

(https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc2019/programme/)

 

Session

1216

Title

How to Conquer a Kingdom?: Military Conflict in the Middle Ages

Date/Time

Wednesday 3 July 2019: 14.15-15.45

 

 

Sponsor

Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V.

 

 

Organiser

Martin Clauss, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz

 

 

Moderator/Chair

Christine Reinle, Historisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

 

 

Paper 1216-a

The Norman Conquest of England 1066
(Language: English)
Alheydis Plassmann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Military History

Paper 1216-b

To Conquer the Kingdom of Sicily from the 11th to the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Sebastian Schaarschmidt, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Military History

Paper 1216-c

Disputed Kingship in the 14th Century: Germany and France
(Language: English)
Martin Clauss, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Military History

 

 

Abstract

Throughout the Middle Ages we see rivaling kings in different realms, often leading to intensive military conflicts. This session aims to show how the opposing parties tried to conquer the realm of their enemies by means of military action. It tries to explain what military action against whom or which military objects (fortified cities, castles) were necessary to take possession of a kingdom. In a broader sense the session addresses the question of the materiality of a kingdom. The following three regions and conflicts shall be the focus of our interest: The Norman Conquest 1066, The Kingdom of Sicily from the 11th to the 13th century and a comparison between the conflict for the German throne and the Hundred Years' War both in the 14th century.