IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1616: The Mobility of Power, II

Thursday 17 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

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:Stuart Airlie, Department of History, University of Glasgow
Paper 1616-aThe Proliferation of Capitals in the Byzantine Empire
(Language: English)
Michael Angold, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1616-bLocating Royal Power in Pre-Norman Ireland
(Language: English)
Mark J. Zumbuhl, Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1616-cThings to Do in Dunfermline when You're Dead
(Language: English)
Stephen Boardman, Department of Celtic & Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, 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.