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 contribution||Landscapes of (Re)Conquest: Dynamics of multicultural frontiers in Medieval South Western Europe|
|Title of host publication||La historiografía medieval en España y la conformación de equipos de trabajo|
|Subtitle of host publication||los proyectos de investigación I+D+i|
|Publisher||Sociedad Española de Estudios Medievales|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|