Session 713: Is There an Age to Perform a Social or a Political Role?
Tuesday 12 July 2005, 14.15-15.45
|Organiser:||Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa|
|Moderator/Chair:||Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa|
|Paper 713-a||How Old Are the Regional Crown Officers in Medieval Times?|
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Local History
|Paper 713-b||Church and Age: Career Patterns in the Medieval Portuguese Episcopate|
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography, Religious Life
|Paper 713-c||Age and Memory: Seniority and Knowledge of Space in Southern Portugal|
Index terms: Daily Life, Military History, Social History
There are enough evidences for the Middle ages that in particular ocasions a mere child could be elected for a bishopric or to any lay, religious or military charge. We also know that was not unusual that children became kings and even queen-consorts. In this session we would like to reflect about the age of different kinds of social and political preformers and try to conclude whether childhood or old age could prevent anyone of performing social or political tasks or if, on the other hand, a particular importance was given to those who were living these extreme life-stages.