IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 512: Theories and Typologies, I: Significant Others - Their Part and Influence in the Shaping of Successful Rulerships

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Royal Studies Network
Organiser:Zita Eva Rohr, Department of Modern History, Politics & International Relations, Macquarie University, Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Elena Woodacre, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 512-aThe Role of Court Jews as 'Dhimmis', and as Influential Agents of Moroccan Sultans
(Language: English)
Fatima Rhorchi, The School of Law, Economics & Social Sciences, Université Moulay Ismaïl, Morocco
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 512-b'Gerlondes of chyryes off sche caste': The Queen's Domestic Interference in the Plot of Athelston
(Language: English)
Amanda Bohne, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women's Studies
Paper 512-cWoman, Foreigner, Not Noble: Sigbrit Villoms as Highest Counsellor to the Danish Crown
(Language: English)
Cathleen Sarti, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies

Recent scholarship has demonstrated that all modern political systems have been produced within an informal political arena alongside government. Domestic and private political spaces were subject to the important influence of others such as women, ethno-religious minorities, and marginalised and/or difficult to categorise men. Far from being unusual or exceptional, these ‘others’ played vital roles in the shaping and development of successful territorial monarchies, challenging the traditional understanding of what shaped rulers and rulerships and what actually contributed to the success of territorial monarchies that emerged as the geopolitical winners in early modern Europe.