IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 612: Medieval Palace-Cities in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East, I: Cities as Adjuncts to Palaces

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University / Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Organisers:Morgan Pitelka, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 612-aConstantinople (Turkey) and Ravenna (Italy) as Byzantine Palace-Cities
(Language: English)
Maria Cristina Carile, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Byzantine Studies
Paper 612-bK├┤yasan (Japan) as an Urban Agglomerate Focused on a Religious Institution
(Language: English)
Philip Garrett, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular
Abstract

The overall aim of this and its two linked sessions is to explore the origins, functions, and influence of medieval palace-cities across Japan, Europe, and the Middle East, in order to identify similarities and differences. This session aims to explore the role of cities as adjuncts to palaces in particular with regard to: the creation of ceremonial ways or sequences of urban features in the city to enhance the position of the palace; the religious emphasis placed on the city to enhance the sanctity of the palace and its principal occcupants; and the extent to which palaces were divided from cities or integrated as organic parts of them.