Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2022 (IMC 2022 Borders): Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds

Lopes, P. E. C. (Organiser)

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International Medieval Congress, 2022 (IMC 2022 Borders): Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds

SESSION PROPOSAL (SUBMITED - Under evaluation)
Session title: «An Ever-Growing Relationship: Diplomatic Practice, Increase of Circulation, and Fluidity of Borders - The Portuguese Medieval Example»
Sponsor: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Organiser: Paulo Catarino Lopes, Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair: Maria João Branco, Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Date: 4-7 July 2021
Date: 4-7 July 2021

Abstract: The relationship between borders, diplomatic relations, and travel practice was close throughout the late Middle Ages. However, in the case of the Kingdom of Portugal it gained exceptional contours as the 'medieval' period drew to a close, contributing very positively to demonstrate that the society of that time was not stagnant or closed on itself. Rather, it witnessed the intense circulation of people, objects, models, and ideas, particularly at the level of the political framework and international relations, outside and within Christianity. Indeed, the 14th and 15th centuries represented for this peripheral kingdom a new refocusing on the concept of the frontier, largely due to the role that diplomacy and travel enjoyed among rulers there since.
Period4 Jul 20227 Jul 2022
Event typeConference
LocationLeeds , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Diplomacy
  • Borders
  • Travel
  • Portugal
  • Middle Ages