IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 515: Aspects of Medieval Political Culture in the Latin West, the Byzantine Commonwealth, and the Islamic World: Under-Age Rule, IV

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

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:Ralph Mathisen, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paper 515-aThe Men who Wanted to Be Kings: Henry the Young King and Henry VII in Context
(Language: English)
Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 515-bTeenage Rebellion or Coup d’Etat?: Reflections on the Merovech Rebellion
(Language: English)
Julia A. Hofmann, The Queen's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 515-cMaintaining Young Barbarians at the Eastern Imperial Court
(Language: English)
Jonathan Shepard, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

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, Islamic and other 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, specific case studies of youngsters and minors on the political scene will be discussed.