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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1125: Rulership in the Latin West, the Byzantine Commonwealth, and the Islamic World: Counsel and Advice, VI

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Majestas: Association for the Study of Rulership / British Academy Network 'Political Culture in Comparison'
Organisers:Jonathan Shepard, Independent Scholar, Oxford
Jo Van Steenbergen, School of History, University of St Andrews
Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Edward Peters, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Paper 1125-aCounselling the Prince: Advice and Counsel in 13th-Century Welsh Society
(Language: English)
Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History- Politics and Philosophy- Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1125-bAdvice and Counsel in 13th-Century Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Sverre Bagge, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1125-cHet'um of Gorigos and his Counsel
(Language: English)
Angus Stewart, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy

The geographical sweep of the papers will include the western Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, and the aim will be to explore how historians with geographically, culturally, and chronologically divergent interests tackle comparable questions and phenomena. We aim both to foster an exchange of ideas and methodological approaches, and also to define more clearly the differences as well as the parallels between the various political communities around the Mediterranean, and in Northern and Eastern Europe. The themes in the papers will include spiritual advice, counsellors and advisors at court, rulers and their subjects, good and bad counsellors, and criticism and loyalty.