IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 215: Aspects of Medieval Political Culture in the Latin West, the Byzantine Commonwealth, and the Islamic World: Under-Age Rule, II

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Society for the Medieval Mediterranean
Organisers:Tania Tribe, Department of the History of Art & Archaeology, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Jo Van Steenbergen, School of History, University of St Andrews
Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Jo Van Steenbergen, School of History, University of St Andrews
Paper 215-aAge or Consent?: Formal and Informal Practices of Succession during the Establishment of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, 1185-1241
(Language: English)
Francesco Dall'Aglio, Istituto Italiano per gli studi Storici, Napoli
Index terms: Daily Life, Mentalities, Military History, Political Thought
Paper 215-bWine, Women, and Walnuts: The Courts of Ladislas Postumus
(Language: English)
Samuel Pakucs Willcocks, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 215-cUnder-Age Rule in the Ayyubid Period
(Language: English)
Konrad Hirschler, Seminar für Orientalistik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel

This session is one of a strand of seven sessions that aim at comparing aspects of medieval political culture in the Latin West, the Byzantine commonwealth and the Islamic world. Despite such quite different areas of chronological or geographical specialisation, studying these areas’ medieval politics clearly results in certain common themes for which a series of comparative sessions may open new perspectives, allow to draw parallels which might otherwise not have been thought of, apply different methodologies, but also define more clearly where Western, Byzantine and Islamic medieval political cultures differed.
Reflecting the theme of IMC 2005 (Youth and Age), this strand’s specific topic concerns under age kings and rulers. In this session, the general concept of under age rule is being addressed.