IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 815: Aspects of Medieval Political Culture in the Latin West, the Byzantine Commonwealth, and the Islamic World: Under-Age Rule, VII

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

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:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 815-aCourt Women and Viziers: Political Influence of Women during the Early Years of Al-Muqtadir's Reign
(Language: English)
Maaike van Berkel, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Europese studies en religiewetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 815-bThe Household of Henry VII, Henry III, and Louis IX: Minority and Patronage
(Language: English)
Christian Hillen, Stiftung Rheinisch-Westfälisches Wirtschaftsarchiv zu Köln
Paper 815-cBetween Baybars and Qalawun: The Reigns of Berke Khan and Sulemish
(Language: English)
Angus Stewart, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Abstract

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, roles of youngsters and minors within a patronage system will be discussed