IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1217: Images of Kingship in the Central Middle Ages

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:British Academy Network: English Political Culture in Comparison
Organiser:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Sverre Bagge, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Paper 1217-aThe Image of the Penitent Ruler in the Ludwigpsalter and the Succession Plans of Louis the German
(Language: English)
Simon MacLean, Department of History, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1217-bImages of Kingship in the 11th Century: The Case of the Emperor Henry II
(Language: English)
Sarah M. Hamilton, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1217-cHenry II and Frederick Barbarossa as Viewed by their Contemporaries
(Language: English)
Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy

The papers in this session will explore the way kingship was portrayed and perceived in a variety of sources from the 10th to the 12th century. Sources include liturgical texts, theological treatises, as well as chronicles and annals. The emerging phenomenology of kingship will be studied from a broad, comparative perspective, covering France, Germany and England.