IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1527: Celebrating Excess?: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Court, Consumption, and Authority, I - Patronage and Virtue

Thursday 7 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Geoffrey Humble, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Sami Kalliosaari, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Geoffrey Humble, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Paper 1527-aWise Objects?: Luxury Production and Royal Patronage Promoting the Ideology of Wisdom in the Court of Alfred the Great
(Language: English)
Sami Kalliosaari, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Sami Kalliosaari, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Sami Kalliosaari, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Religious Life
Paper 1527-bBetween the 'Moderation' and the 'Excess': 'Eating' and 'Drinking' in Don Juan Manuel de Castilla
(Language: English)
Federico Javier Asiss González, Departamento de Historia, Universidad Nacional de San Juan
Federico Javier Asiss González, Departamento de Historia, Universidad Nacional de San Juan
Federico Javier Asiss González, Departamento de Historia, Universidad Nacional de San Juan
Hugo Roberto Basualdo Miranda, Gabinete Historia Universal, Departamento de Historia, Universidad Nacional de San Juan
Hugo Roberto Basualdo Miranda, Gabinete Historia Universal, Departamento de Historia, Universidad Nacional de San Juan
Hugo Roberto Basualdo Miranda, Gabinete Historia Universal, Departamento de Historia, Universidad Nacional de San Juan
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Medicine, Mentalities
Abstract

Taking the feast as a starting point, these panels interrogate medieval writers’ assessments of rulership and authority via discussions of court consumption and ostentation. Beginning in the luxury register, this session examines investment in the intangible; the pursuit, proffering and denial of literary and religious authority. Sami Kalliosaari interrogates luxury production in the service of a royal ideology of wisdom in the court of Wessex.