IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 214: Royal Ceremony in the Middle Ages, II: Ceremony in Textual Sources

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Samuel Bradley, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Florence Scott, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 214-aLe roi est mort, vive le roi: Mourning, Succession, and Imperial Legitimacy in Kallikles' Funerary Poems for Alexios I and John II Komnenoi
(Language: English)
Luisa Andriollo, ERC Project ACO, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Luisa Andriollo, ERC Project ACO, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Political Thought
Paper 214-bCoronations in the Old Norse Sagas
(Language: English)
Vesela Stankova, Institute for Historical Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia
Vesela Stankova, Institute for Historical Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Political Thought
Paper 214-c'Notable things which will leave the reader full of wonder and astonishment': The Anonymous Account of a 15th-Century Italian Wedding
(Language: English)
Samuel Bradley, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Samuel Bradley, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Abstract

This session is part of the ‘Royal Ceremony in the Middle Ages’ strand, the aim of which is to explore the participants, audience, and materialities involved in royal ceremony, and analyse its wider political and religious significance across space and time. Textual descriptions of various types of ceremony – funerals, coronations, and weddings – can embody and preserve personal responses in a form that also utilises traditional rhetorical models. This session will explore the extent to which different types of textual sources, not intended as an outward or literal account of events, can be used to illuminate them.