IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1524: Negotiation and Transformation: Medieval Southern Italy, 12th-13th Century, I

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Lioba Geis, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte des Mittelalters, Universität zu Köln
Moderator/Chair:Patricia E. Skinner, Research Institute for Arts & Humanities, Swansea University
Paper 1524-a'On some bridge without any service': Roger II's Investiture with the Duchy of Apulia
(Language: English)
Markus Krumm, DFG-Projekt 'Herrschaftsumbruch und Historiographie', Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1524-bA Powerhouse of Production?: The Economic Activities of Montevergine in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Isabella Bolognese, School of Modern Languages and Cultures- University of Leeds
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1524-cSpoilt for Choice: Struggles for the Throne as Chance and Danger for the Sicilian Magnates
(Language: English)
Marie Schmidt, Historisches Seminar, Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy

The first paper concentrates on Roger II’s investiture with the duchy of Apulia in 1128 by Pope Honorius II and particularly the symbolic conflicts concerning Roger’s change of status. The second paper will look at Montevergine’s economic production in the 12th century and raise the question of whether Montevergine was driven by its economic pursuits rather, or at least more than its spiritual activities. The third paper talks about the rise and fall of the Sicilian magnates after Frederick II’s death and the reasons for their successful and unsuccessful participation of power under his son Manfred.