IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1735: Partnerships of Power in the High Middle Ages

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Organisers:Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Danielle Park, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Respondent:Anne Foerster, Historisches Institut, Universität Paderborn
Paper 1735-aFulk and Melisende: Co-Rulers of the Latin East
(Language: English)
Danielle Park, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 1735-bHow Wives and Sisters Further Allegiances and Relationships: The Case of Donations to High Medieval Monasteries in South-West Germany
(Language: English)
Johannes Waldschütz, Stadtmuseum und Archiv, Stockach
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism, Women's Studies
Paper 1735-cA Secular and Sacred Partnership of Power: The Shared Space and 'Unshared' Time of the Grain Market and Confraternity of Orsanmichele
(Language: English)
Marie D'Aguanno Ito, Department of History, American University, Washington, DC
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Religious Life
Abstract

This session explores power and authority in the Middle Ages seeking to look beyond individuals to focus on the dynamic of interpersonal relationships such as marriage alliances, treaties and truces, and political and religious allegiances with institutions such as monasteries. The session explores a broad time frame to examine a wide range of source material to shed new light, for example, on the complexity of gender roles and relations between marriage partners and women allied with the Church. by exploring the balance and practicalities of power sharing in these relationships.