Law, Violence and Social Bonds, c. 900-1250
17-19 June 2011

We are pleased to announce a three-day conference at the University of St Andrews exploring the themes of law, violence and social bonds during the high medieval period. Considering attitudes towards lawful and unlawful violence in relation to social bonds - be they familial, seignorial or spiritual - and bringing together a number of distinct conceptual approaches, such as anthropology, sociology and prosopography, this conference will offer new avenues of research and discussion. Scholars from Britain, Europe and North America will gather to explore these issues across a wide range of cultural and geographical milieux. Professors Dominique Barthélemy (Paris IV) and William Ian Miller (University of Michigan Law School) will both deliver keynote addresses.

Call for Papers

For more information, please contact any of Kate Hammond, Rob Houghton or Matt McHaffie at



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