IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 819: 'Drama of Exile': Analysing Political Opposition in Southern Italy, Byzantium, and the Latin Kingdom of Cyprus

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cooperative Centre for the Centrality of Peripheries
Organiser:Daniele Morossi, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto, School of History, University of Leeds / Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Paper 819-aCounts in Exile: Banishment and Leadership of the Italo-Norman Nobility
(Language: English)
Hervin Fernández-Aceves, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 819-bRenegades or Exiles?: Analysing the Presence of Byzantine Nobles in 12th-Century Southern Italy
(Language: English)
Daniele Morossi, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 819-cBeyond the Edge of the World: Solving Succession with Exile in the Kingdom of Cyprus
(Language: English)
James Hill, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This session will explore a possible meaning of ‘otherness’ in the Middle Ages by focusing on the theme of exile and banishment in Southern Italy, the Byzantine Empire, and Venetian Crete. The papers will analyse three different case studies from areas that are closely linked to each other, in a period spanning from the 10th to the 14th century. This session will give a better perspective on one of the possible consequences of political opposition in the Middle Ages.