Session Title

Courting Disaster: Precarious Limits at the Courts of Medieval Iberia

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Univ. of Texas-El Paso; Ibero-Medieval Association of North America (IMANA)

Organizer Name

Matthew V. Desing

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Presider Name

Robin M. Bower

Presider Affiliation

Pennsylvania State Univ.

Paper Title 1

Letters from the Borderlands: Juan Manuel's Correspondences with Kings and Courtiers

Presenter 1 Name

Jonathan Burgoyne

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Ohio State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Social Boundary-Crossing and the Self-Serving Memorial in Fifteenth-Century Castile

Presenter 2 Name

Daniel Hartnett

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Kenyon College

Paper Title 3

Romancing the Fall: Reconsidering Ethnicity, Gender, and International Diplomacy in the Medieval Castilian Court

Presenter 3 Name

Emily S. Beck

Presenter 3 Affiliation

College of Charleston

Start Date

10-5-2020 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 212

Description

In both the Christian and Muslim realms of medieval and early-modern Iberia, the court stood as a primary site of the litigation, establishment, and re-negotiation of diverse, often intersecting boundaries. The restriction, as well as the expansion, of the limits drawn around acceptable behavior and fashion, social identity, available or licit knowledge, geography, and human identity itself were often contested and attached to the possibility of arbitration through violence. This panel seeks to create conversations among scholars of various fields examining representations of the adjudication, contestation, or enforcement of limits at court. Robin Bower

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May 10th, 8:30 AM

Courting Disaster: Precarious Limits at the Courts of Medieval Iberia

Bernhard 212

In both the Christian and Muslim realms of medieval and early-modern Iberia, the court stood as a primary site of the litigation, establishment, and re-negotiation of diverse, often intersecting boundaries. The restriction, as well as the expansion, of the limits drawn around acceptable behavior and fashion, social identity, available or licit knowledge, geography, and human identity itself were often contested and attached to the possibility of arbitration through violence. This panel seeks to create conversations among scholars of various fields examining representations of the adjudication, contestation, or enforcement of limits at court. Robin Bower