IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 606: Law, Violence, and Social Bonds, II: The Imposition and Maintenance of Authority

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Matthew McHaffie, School of History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Matthew McHaffie, School of History, University of St Andrews
Paper 606-aConsolidating Authority in Times of Trouble: The First Signorie of Manfredi, Lancia and Auberto Pelavicino in the Mid-13th-Century Po Valley
(Language: English)
Tomaso Perani, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Ange-Guépin, Université de Nantes
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 606-bThe Imposition of Episcopal Authority through the Local Interdict: A Witness to the Territorialisation of Power in the High Middle Ages?
(Language: English)
Frederik Keygnaert, Faculteit Theologie en Religiewetenschappen, KU Leuven
Index terms: Canon Law, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 606-cEpiscopal Absence and Episcopal Authority in Parma during the Investiture Contest
(Language: English)
Robert Houghton, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Social History
Abstract

Authority in the medieval period was exercised through a broad variety of means and the imposition and maintenance of this power was key to
the ambitions of secular and ecclesiastical figures alike. This session will examine the means by which individuals and groups sought
to uphold their political positions in varied and changing circumstances and to what extent these attempts were successful.