IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 303: Mechanisms of Power: The Formation of the County of Flanders (9th-12th Centuries), III - The Surrounding Principalities of Boulogne, Saint-Pol, and Brabant

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Department of Archaeology & Art History, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Organisers:Brigitte Meijns, Department of History, KU Leuven
Dries Tys, Vakgroep Kunstwetenschappen & Archeologie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Moderator/Chair:Dirk Heirbaut, Department of Legal Theory & Legal History, Universiteit Gent
Paper 303-aBoulogne and the Mechanisms of Comital Power
(Language: English)
Heather Tanner, Department of History, Ohio State University, Mansfield
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 303-bA Border County in the Making: The Case of Saint-Pol, 10th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Jean-François Nieus, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 303-cThe Formation of Power in Lower Lotharingia: The Case of Brabant, 10th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Tilburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy

In this session, we would like to make a comparison between the Flemish example and the establishment of the surrounding principalities, viz. the counties of Boulogne and Saint-Pol, which emerged in the Southern part of Flanders, and the county of Louvain (afterwards the duchy of Brabant) more to the east, in Lower Lotharingia. The specific power strategies of these neighbouring princes (e.g. kinship, dynastic policy, exercise of justice, erection of castles, cooperation with the Church…) will be discussed, and this will enable us to hold a panel discussion concerning the differences and similarities between Boulonnais, Saint-Pol, Brabant and Flemish princes.