IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 526: The Strength of Representation: Medieval Legislation and Symbol Systems as Demonstration of Power

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Beatriz Majo Tomé, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Moderator/Chair:Diana Pelaz Flores, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Paper 526-aQueenship and the Normative: Reflections on the Performance of the Consort Queen under the Rules of the Reign of Juan II of Castile (1406-1454)
(Language: English)
Diana Pelaz Flores, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 526-bPresenting and Representing a Group: The Bylaws of Ferdinand the Catholic’s Privy Chamber
(Language: English)
Germán Gamero Igea, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Mentalities, Military History, Political Thought
Paper 526-cThe Image of Power: The Meaning of Council By-Laws about the Representation of Urban Oligarchy in a Castilian Town at the End of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Beatriz Majo Tomé, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Law, Mentalities, Political Thought, Social History
Abstract

Far from constituting a homogeneous and uniform model, the representation of power combines many shades of meaning where each piece is a part of a particular code of practice whose knowledge is necessary for the people who participate in the political and socioeconomic circles. At the end of the Middle Ages and the transition to the Early Modern Era, gestures and symbols make up great value element in every important event for the community, from the Court and bureaucratic positions around it, to council government. For this purpose, we are going into the reins of power’s knowledge and to reflect on the importance of rules in main power areas in the Later Middle Ages.