IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 615: Aspects of Medieval Political Culture in the Latin West, the Byzantine Commonwealth, and the Islamic World: Under-Age Rule, V

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

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:Ryan Lavelle, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 615-bIuvenes on Crusade: Knightly Youths, 1095-1110
(Language: English)
Conor Kostick, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Crusades, Social History
Paper 615-cAdolescent Rebellion and its Role in the Break-up of the Great Saljuqs
(Language: English)
Eric J. Hanne, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

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, specific case studies of political and other ambitions of youths will be presented.