IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 813: Oriental Court Ceremonies and their Perception in Christian Literature and Erudition in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Organiser:Ingmar Krause, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Theo Riches, Departments of Medieval & Modern History, University of Birmingham
Paper 813-aReligious Rituals of Power in Medieval Europe and the Islamic World
(Language: English)
Jenny Oesterle, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Islamic & Arabic Studies, Political Thought, Theology
Paper 813-bThe Adaptation of Foreign Ceremonies at the Court of Hákon IV
(Language: English)
Vera Johanterwage, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Political Thought
Paper 813-cDescriptions of Ottoman, Persian, and Arab Ceremonies by Early Modern Scholars in the West
(Language: English)
André J. Krischer, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Islamic & Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This session will focus on ceremonial signs in the pre-modern Orientals and their perception in medieval literature and early modern erudition. It deals with religious rituals of power in the 10th and 11th centuries in the empire in comparison with those in the Islamic world. Further investigations concern the perception of indian ceremonies at the court of King Hakon IV. Finally the session will focus on the perception of Ottoman, Persian and Arab court and diplomatic ceremonies in the works of German and French scholars.