IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1214: Royal Marriages, III: Political Strategy and Diplomacy through Royal Marriages

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair:Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Paper 1214-aYaroslav the Wise and the Network of Marriages in Medieval Europe: State Policy and Legacy in Modern Historiography
(Language: English)
Oleksandr Okhrimenko, Department of Ancient & Medieval History, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1214-bAdvance Queens: Placing Your Pieces on the Checker-Board of 12th-Century International Politics - Sancho I of Portugal and the Marriage Strategies for His Offspring
(Language: English)
Maria João Branco, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy

With these four panels on royal marriages in the Middle Ages 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. This third panel will deal with one of the most important consequences of royal marriages: the making of political networks and of an early mechanism of foreign diplomacy. Most of these connections were established through female agency.