IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1123: Art and Rules, II: Charles of Anjou Ruling Sicily

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Center for Medieval Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Julian Gardner, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Paper 1123-aCharles of Anjou and the Politics of Building
(Language: English)
Caroline Bruzelius, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Liturgy, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1123-bMilitary and Naval Obligations in the Reign of Charles of Anjou
(Language: English)
Jean H. Dunbabin, St Anne's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Economics - General, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1123-cBrunetto Latini's Livres dou Trésor and Its Decoration as a Mirror of Princes for Charles of Anjou
(Language: English)
Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In 1266 Charles of Anjou, the youngest brother of king Louis IX of France, became king of Sicily. Although Charles received the Kingdom of Sicily as a papal grant in 1262, he had to conquer Manfred, the rightful king of Sicily, before he could enter his realm. The Kingdom of Sicily was just a start for his ambition to restore the Latin Kingdom. In this session several aspects of Charles ruling Sicily will be investigated, focusing on how his power was represented through his deeds and his commissions of art and architecture.