IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1325: Rulership in the Latin West, the Byzantine Commonwealth, and the Islamic World: Counsel and Advice, VIII

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

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:Sverre Bagge, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Paper 1325-a'I didn’t do it': Advice and its Portrayal in the Chramn Rebellion, 555/6-561
(Language: English)
Julia A. Hofmann, The Queen's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1325-bLa perception du pouvoir royal en France et en Chine du XIIème au Xvème siècle: Essai de comparaison sur le fondement du pouvoir suprême entre la culture occidentale et extrême orientale
(Language: Français)
Phénix Hsiu-Feng Chen, Department of History, National Taiwan Normal University
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1325-cAdso's Advice to Queen Gerberga of West Francia Concerning the Antichrist, c. 950
(Language: English)
Simon MacLean, Department of History, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Abstract

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.