IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 817: Friendship and Power, IV: Status, Equality and Authority

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History / Medieval Friendship Conference, The Queen's University, Belfast, 2004
Organisers:Julian P. Haseldine, Department of History, University of Hull
Margaret E. Mullett, Institute of Byzantine Studies, Queen's University, Belfast / AHRC Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
Moderator/Chair:Walter Ysebaert, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Vlaanderen / Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Paper 817-aLords, Goldsmiths and Peasants: Social Networks among the Aristocracy in Western Sweden during the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Thomas Småberg, Department of Historical Studies, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 817-bFeeling Abandoned?: A Case Study of a Late Byzantine Teacher (Thomas Magistros) and his Relationship with a Pupil
(Language: English)
Niels H. Gaul, Institut für Altertumskunde, Universität zu Köln / Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Education, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 817-cFriendship and Power: A Review of the Sessions
(Language: English)
Margaret E. Mullett, Institute of Byzantine Studies, Queen's University, Belfast / AHRC Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This is one of four planned sessions exploring the theme of power and authority in relation to friendship in the light of the recent proliferation of research. This session will examine in more detail, and from the perspective of a range of different cultural and social milieu, the vital question of equality and authority in friendship. This is a question crucial to understanding both the theory of friendship and its practical application and goes to the heart of the definition of friendship. The session will conclude with a brief summing up of the four sessions by the organisers.