IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1516: The Mobility of Power, I

Thursday 17 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Glasgow / School of History and Classics, University of Edinburgh
Organiser:Stuart Airlie, Department of History, University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Brown, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 1516-aRoaming Rome: The Capital before Constantinople
(Language: English)
Roger Rees, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1516-bKing's Move?: Shifting Inauguration Sites in Lotharingia
(Language: English)
George Hope, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1516-cStrange Phoenix: The Making of the Kingdom of Cumbria, 870-1200
(Language: English)
Thomas Owen Clancy, School of Humanities (Celtic & Gaelic), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The concept of the central place, whether as sacred or administrative site, or as inauguration site, is a key element in structures of political authority, but one subject to variation. These papers will consider politics that are poly-centric, that have to cope with ‘loss’ of key sites, that re-work and re-locate central places to face new circumstances. The comparative perspective (ranging from Byzantium to Scotland) is focused on the early Middle Ages.