IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 706: Law, Violence, and Social Bonds, III: 'Princeps legibus solutus est'? - Rules and Dynastic Authority

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Robert Houghton, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Maxine K. Esser, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 706-aQuestions of Authority, Legitimacy, and Heirship in the 11th-Century Norman Ducal Succession
(Language: English)
Kate Hammond, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Law, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 706-bThe Tyranny of Forgiveness: Pardon and Power in Anglo-Norman and Angevin England
(Language: English)
Philippa Byrne, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Law, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Political Thought
Abstract

The relationship between dynastic authorities and the laws or rules said to govern those dynasties’ really is a complex one. This session explores the extent to which dynastic figures are subject to different rules from those over whom they have authority.