IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 812: Medieval Palace-Cities in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East, III: The Cultural Impact of Palace-Cities

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

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 812-aExcavating the History of Palace-Cities in 16th-Century Provincial Japan
(Language: English)
Morgan Pitelka, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular
Paper 812-bPalace on the Hill: Prague's Hrad and Krakow's Wawel as Seats of Power in Medieval Central Europe
(Language: English)
Zoë Opačić, Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London
Paper 812-cPalaces and Rituals in the Context of Political Legitimacy in the Islamic West
(Language: English)
Amira Bennison, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, 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 cultural impact of palace-cities in terms of: the development of characteristic forms of material culture in palace-cities; the role of workshops and scholarly centres in them; and the impact of rulers’ collecting and patronage on them.