IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 509: Thomas Becket, I: Politics, Personnel, and Propaganda in the Becket Conflict

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Marie-Pierre Gelin, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Marie-Pierre Gelin, Department of History, University College London
Paper 509-aAdvising Thomas Becket
(Language: English)
Michael Staunton, School of History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 509-bPublic Debate and Propaganda in the Becket Struggle
(Language: English)
Leidulf Melve, Department for Archeology, History, Cultural Studies & Religion, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Rhetoric
Abstract

The two sessions devoted to Thomas Becket will explore the various aspects of the Becket conflict, both before and after the murder of the archbishop. The first session will concentrate on the public debate taking place between the archbishop and the king, on the ideas and the men involved in this debate on both sides of the argument. The consequences of the murder on the king’s policy will also be examined.