IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1014: Royal Marriages, I: Royal Marriages in Perspective - Permanencies and Changes through Time and Space

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair:Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Paper 1014-aMonarchy and Marriage: A Glance at the Iberian Legislation on the Concepts of Monarchy, Royal Marriage, and Royal Family
(Language: English)
Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Daily Life, Gender Studies, Political Thought
Paper 1014-bA Trial of Affective Piety in The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle
(Language: English)
Shelby Preston, Department of English, University of Rochester, New York
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety
Paper 1014-cThe Constant and the Changed in the Traditions of Royal Marriage in Morocco: The Alawi Dynasty, 1672-Present
(Language: English)
Fatima Rhorchi, Department of History, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy

With these four panels on royal marriages in the Middle Ages and the early modern era we aim to start a project that will allow us to compare uses, rituals, and diplomatic strategies in different geographic areas, as much as to perceive the importance of affection within royal unions and its connection to the necessity of offspring. One of the panels will especially try to approach the thematic strand of this particular conference and be concerned with memory lasting from these royal matches. This first panel will try to extract fundamental issues and rituals from legal, literary and historical texts, aiming to show some similarities and ongoing changes in varied geographies and times.