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
|Majestas: Association for the Study of Rulership / British Academy Network 'Political Culture in Comparison'
|Jonathan Shepard, Independent Scholar, Oxford
Jo Van Steenbergen, School of History, University of St Andrews
Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
|Sverre Bagge, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
|'I didn’t do it': Advice and its Portrayal in the Chramn Rebellion, 555/6-561
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
|La 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
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
|Adso's Advice to Queen Gerberga of West Francia Concerning the Antichrist, c. 950
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
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.