IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 633: A 'Field of Play': Conflicts, Players, and Rules in Medieval Italy, IV - Authority and Resistance

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Freiburger Stauferstammtisch
Organiser:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Burkhardt, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Paper 633-aThe Legitimation of Royal and Imperial Power in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Heinz Krieg, Historiches Seminar, Abteilung Landesgeschichte, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 633-b'I am an Anti-Christ': Anarchy in the Kingdom of Sicily during the Minority of Frederick II
(Language: English)
Thomas Foerster, Centre for Medieval Studies, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought
Paper 633-cThe 'Magna Carta' of the Lombard Cities and the Schools of Arts: The Peace of Constance, the Empire, and the Papacy in the Works of Guido Faba and Other Rhetoricians (1220-1245)
(Language: English)
Gianluca Raccagni, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Local History, Rhetoric

This session deals with the means by which authority and resistance were formulated in the Staufen domains between the succession of Frederick Barbarossa and the rebellion of Henry (VII). It deals with the cultural framework of power, but also the practical implication of abstract ideals, the link between norm and political reality.