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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1233: Agents and Power in Late Antique and Early Medieval Spain

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Núcleo de Estudos Mediterrânicos (NEMED), Universidade Federal do Paraná
Organiser:Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto, School of History, University of Leeds / Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Moderator/Chair:Matthias Martin Tischler, Institut d'Estudis Medievals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Paper 1233-aDynamics and Exercise of Royal Power at the End of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo: The Instance of Egica's Reign
(Language: English)
Pablo Poveda Arias, Departamento de Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología, Universidad de Salamanca
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1233-bWhere Am I?: The Meta-Historical and Theo-Political Implications of 'Hispania' and 'Spania' in Early Medieval Spain
(Language: English)
Michael J. Kelly, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Philosophy, Political Thought

The aim of this session is to discuss the development of identities and the strategies of power in Post-Roman Spain and in the Visigothic period. The papers will engender debates on political and geographical notions of identities, ideological perceptions of land and rulership, and types of social violence and exercises of power. The panel will cover common conceptual themes within limited geographical horizons, but over a broad chronological scope in order to investigate developments of reform and renewal from the Roman provincial past to the establishment of the Visigothic authority.