IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 302: The Image of the King in Medieval France, II

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:International Medieval Society, Paris
Organiser:Xavier Dectot, Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Danielle V. Johnson, Wells College Junior Year Abroad Programme, Paris
Paper 302-aThe Bounds of Kingship and the Urban Program of Philip Augustus in Paris
(Language: English)
Meredith Cohen, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / University of Oxford
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - General, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 302-bUrbanisme et affirmation du pouvoir royal: les bastides du Rouergue
(Language: Français)
Delphine Christophe, Institut National du Patrimoine, Paris
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - General, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 302-cComplementing the King's Image: Marie de Brabant as Queen of France and Carolingian Princess
(Language: English)
Tracy Chapman Hamilton, Department of Art History, Sweet Briar College, Virginia
Index terms: Art History - General, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

Along with the expansion of the king’s territory in France, the royal power felt the necessity to show itself as the main source of legitimacy, be it political or religious. At the same time, other institutions used the royal image to ascertain their own power, sometimes as an opposition to the established kings. The aim of these two sessions will be to examine how the image of the king in the visual arts, architecture, and urbanism, was used, or not, as a means of giving an historical or religious legitimacy to its patron, in the centre as well as in the periphery of the kingdom.