Landscapes of (Re)Conquest: Investigación la perspectiva socioambiental de las fronteras medievales en el suroeste de Europa

Translated title of the contribution: Landscapes of (Re)Conquest: Dynamics of multicultural frontiers in Medieval South Western Europe

Guillermo García-Contreras, Michelle Marie Alexander, Rowena Banerjea, Marcos Garcia Garcia, Aleks Pluskowski

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Our project aims to provide the first integrated, comparative study of frontiers in south-western Europe, with a focus on Spain and Pyrenean France. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies, we will focus on four key research questions: 1.What impact did the designation and declassification of a frontier have on the conquered population? How is this reflected in long-term changes in settlement and social organisation? 2. What impact did the designation of a frontier have on environmental exploitation? Is there a correlation between conquest and intensified exploitation? Did topography predetermine the location of frontiers? 3. How permeable were the frontiers of opposing societies? Did people, animals and ideas cross them? 4. How resilient were frontier societies following conquests and the imposition of new regimes? How autonomous were they and to what extent were these hybridised societies?
Translated title of the contributionLandscapes of (Re)Conquest: Dynamics of multicultural frontiers in Medieval South Western Europe
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationLa historiografía medieval en España y la conformación de equipos de trabajo
Subtitle of host publicationlos proyectos de investigación I+D+i
Publisher Sociedad Española de Estudios Medievales
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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