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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 203: Architecture, Archaeology, and Landscape of Power, II: Princely and Royal Palaces and their Functions

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Durham University
Organiser:David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Reynolds, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Respondent:Sally Dixon-Smith, Tower of London, Historic Royal Palaces
Paper 203-aAre there Differences between Royal Palaces and those of the Lay Aristocracy in Northern Spain?
(Language: English)
Julio Escalona, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular
Paper 203-bPalais royaux et princiers en France du Nord (XIe-XIIe siècles)
(Language: Français)
Annie Renoux, Département d'histoire, Université du Maine, Le Mans
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Secular

The aim of this session is to examine the extent to which royal palaces were distinct from those of the aristocracy, particularly in the context of the very important complex of palaces in northern France, but also in the context of recent and very exciting research on the palaces of northern Spain. The third paper examines this question from the viewpoint of the function of palaces, specifically in connection with coronation processions.