IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 210: Exploring Gender and Power in Europe and the Crusader States, I

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of York / Universität Basel
Organisers:Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Danielle Park, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Panse, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Paper 210-aWomen on the Edge: The Role of Women in the Principality of Antioch
(Language: English)
Andrew David Buck, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Andrew David Buck, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 210-bPortraits of Partnership: Manuscript Illuminations and Perspectives on Fulk and Melisende of Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Danielle Park, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Danielle Park, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 210-cDucissa or Dux?: Hadwig and the Duchy of Swabia
(Language: English)
Heinz Krieg, Historiches Seminar, Abteilung Landesgeschichte, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Heinz Krieg, Historiches Seminar, Abteilung Landesgeschichte, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 210-dThe Imagined Woman?: Portrayals of Blanche of Castile in a Historical Context
(Language: English)
Maria-Elena Kammerlander, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte II, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Maria-Elena Kammerlander, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte II, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Abstract

This session explores gender and power in the Middle Ages. We explore a wide geographical and chronological range. By encompassing both Europe (from the 9th to the 15th century) and the Crusader States (from the 12th to the 13th Century), we will examine a wide range of source material to shed new light, for example, on the complexity of the relationship between gender roles and power relations between marriage partners, women ruling as regents, and those exercising authority in their own right.