IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1724: Negotiation and Transformation: Medieval Southern Italy, 12th-13th Century, III

Thursday 4 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Markus Krumm, DFG-Projekt 'Herrschaftsumbruch und Historiographie', Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 1724-aAn Emperor Buried Beneath Ink and Ornament: Depictions of Frederick Barbarossa in Peter of Eboli's Liber ad honorem Augusti
(Language: English)
Sebastian Brenninger, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Projekt 'Herrschaftsumbruch und Historiographie', Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1724-bThe Sicilian Track of the Nibelungs
(Language: English)
Florian Schurli, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1724-cRole and Function of Sicilian Court Clerics in Times of Political Changes, 1194-1220
(Language: English)
Lioba Geis, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte des Mittelalters, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

The first paper considers the significance of the depictions of Barbarossa in the narrative structure of the Liber ad honorem Augusti,
focusing particularly on the scene displaying the emperor’s death in the river Saleph that was completely painted over and hidden under dark blue colour. The second paper interprets the epic history of the Nibelungen in the context of late 12th-century history by accentuating similarities between the life of Henry VI and the Niebelungenlied. The third paper focuses on the gap between the political dispensability and the persisting value of chaplains for the Sicilian kings by analysing the first decades of Hohenstaufen rule in Southern Italy.”