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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 620: Rethinking Medieval Italy, IV: Government and Political Factions in the Kingdom of Sicily

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:George Dameron, Department of History, Saint Michael's College, Vermont
Valerie Ramseyer, Department of History, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Moderator/Chair:Graham A. Loud, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 620-aRoger II Outwits the Papacy
(Language: English)
Mary E. Stroll, Department of History, University of California, San Diego
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 620-bAll the Queen's Men: Queen Regents, their Advisors, and the Eastern Mediterranean World in Norman Sicily
(Language: English)
Joshua Birk, Department of History, Eastern Illinois University
Index terms: Administration, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy

This panel is the fourth of seven (six plus one round table discussion) under the general theme, 'Rethinking Medieval Italy'. Scholarship by anglophone historians on medieval Sicily has only recently begun to emerge, and these two papers examine various aspects of government in the Regno. Mary Stroll looks at the volatile relationship between Roger II and the papacy, Josua Birk delves into the relationship between queen-regents and an increasingly Muslim administration in the 12th century.