IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 733: A 'Field of Play': Conflicts, Players, and Rules in Medieval Italy, V - Representation and Persuasion

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Lioba Geis, Lehrstuhl für Mittlere Geschichte, Historisches Institut, RWTH Aachen
Moderator/Chair:Markus Krumm, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Paper 733-aRules for the Appointment of Officials in Manfred's Kingdom of Sicily (1250-1266)
(Language: English)
Marie Schmidt, Historisches Seminar, Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Administration, Local History
Paper 733-bThe Rules of Persuasion: Manfred's Manifest to the Romans (1265)
(Language: English)
Christian Friedl, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Rhetoric
Paper 733-cImperial Charters in the Ars Dictaminis and the Chancery of Frederick II
(Language: English)
Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Rhetoric

This session has its focus on King Manfred of Sicily (1250-1266), the last – and often overlooked – Hohenstaufen ruler in southern Italy. The first paper will give a bottom-up perspective on officials in the Regno and their connection to Manfred in particular. The second paper contextualises the king’s famous Manifest to the Romans. The third paper reflects on what the recipients could expect from the charters of Frederick II by examining the ars dictaminis and how their rules were applied in the chancery of Frederick II – if they were at all.