IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 716: Power Relations in Medieval Portugal: Conflict and Collaboration

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Universidade Aberta
Organiser:Adelaide Millán da Costa, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair:Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Paper 716-aChurch and King (12th-13th Centuries): A Reassessment
(Language: English)
Maria João Branco, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 716-bCrown and Town (14th-15th Centuries): Common Aims and Antagonisms
(Language: English)
Adelaide Millán da Costa, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 716-cThe King and the Lords (13th-15th Centuries): A Confrontation?
(Language: English)
Filomena Pimentel de Carvalho Andrade, Universidade Aberta, Lisboa
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The aim of this session is to present an updated new perspective on the relations established between the Portuguese ‘Crown’ and some of the more relevant social groups functioning in Medieval Portugal between the 12th and the 15th centuries. Throughout the centuries under analysis, the monarchy was trying to establish a growing dominion over the Realm and its subjects, but that effort had to be done against the designs, interests and strategies of the other “powers”, such as the Church, The Cities, the Lords and the Ethnic Minorities. The basic goal of this session is to enhance the ways through which that balance was successively negotiated through alliances and confrontation and how they managed to overrule each other.