Session 717: Between Palatium and Court: Political and Symbolic Spaces throughout the Middle Ages
Tuesday 12 July 2011, 14.15-15.45
|Sponsor:||Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée|
|Organiser:||Jens Schneider, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée|
|Moderator/Chair:||Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow|
|Paper 717-a||Built on Expectation and Remembrance: The Visitation of Kings as the Symbolic Foundation of Palaces in Carolingian West Francia|
Index terms: Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
|Paper 717-b||Royal Court and Capitals of the Kingdom of Aragon in the 14th Century|
Index terms: Administration, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
|Paper 717-c||Contestation, Networks, and Places of Power in Grenoble during the Gregorian Reform: The Ascent of the Counts of Albon|
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Spatial turn suggests new perspectives on the function and the performance of space. In this section, several examples ‘between palatium and Court’ shall be presented to discuss the problem how, from early medieval palace to late medieval court, political places become symbolic, institutional and administrative spaces.
Structured on the reconsideration of capitularies through which Charles the Bald ascertained his authority against the manœuvering of Louis the German, this comparative study of certain important and not-so-important palaces of 9th-century Western Francia will shed some light on the relationship between the king’s visitation and the symbolic charge of palatial sites.