The Middle Ages occupy a central yet problematic role as both the point of origins in historical narratives of International Relations (IR) and as the ever-present Other in the conceptual apparatus of the discipline. In this chapter, I focus on three ways of reimagining the Middle Ages that may potentially be fruitful in gaining a better historical understanding and disentangling the medieval from some of its problematic connotations and functions. First, I consider how to break with the notion of the singular, unified medieval by looking at alternative periodiations and breaks within what is conventionally considered to be the Middle Ages. Second, I challenge the isolation and locality of the period by looking into global connections and circuits. Finally, I tackle the role of the medieval in reproducing a specific metageography of Europe by looking at how it can point to alternative spaces and spatial imaginaries.
|Titel||The Routledge Handbook of Historical International Relations|
|Redacteuren||Benjamin de Carvalho, Julia Costa Lopez, Halvard Leira|
|Plaats van productie||London|
|ISBN van elektronische versie||9781351168960|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||9780815347644|
|Status||Published - jun-2021|