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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1625: Southern Italy in Context (10th-13th Centuries), V: Networks and Charters

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Isabella Bolognese, School of Modern Languages and Cultures- University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Markus Krumm, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Paper 1625-aCounts and Counties in the Norman Mezzogiorno: The Arrangement of the Nobility under the Hauteville Monarchy
(Language: English)
Hervin Fernández-Aceves, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Administration, Social History
Paper 1625-bCharters of Counts in the Kingdom of Sicily during the Reign of Manfred (1250-1266)
(Language: English)
Marie Schmidt, Historisches Seminar, Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Law
Paper 1625-cHow to Rule the North from a Distance: Frederick II's Charters for German Recipients Issued from the Kingdom of Sicily and Northern Italy 1220–1230
(Language: English)
Christian Friedl, Kommission für die Herausgabe der Urkunden Kaiser Friedrichs II, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics

This session will use the extant charter material to show how networks were forged and operated in southern Italy. Paper -a will examine the social networks of the Norman counties under the Hauteville rule; Paper -b will analyse the comital charters with special interest in the way of self-representation and the functions within the realm of those dignitaries that can be identified; Paper -c will discuss how the northern administration and government in Germany was brought in line with the emperor's intentions from his seat in southern Italy.