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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 314: Royal Ceremony in the Middle Ages, III: Political Ceremony

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Florence Scott, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Paper 314-aUnity and Division: Contrast in the Crowning of Queen Melisende and King Baldwin III of Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Allison Emond, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Political Thought
Paper 314-bCoronations and Crisis: Ceremonial Legitimacy in Byzantium in the Long 7th Century
(Language: English)
Ryan Strickler, School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Political Thought
Paper 314-cThe Medieval Tournament: A Facet for Royal Authority in Medieval England
(Language: English)
James Beswick, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Administration, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

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. As outward-facing events, royal ceremonies have the capacity to influence both public opinion and the mechanism of royal power. 'Political Ceremony' seeks to explore the ways in which royal ceremony can be used as a vehicle for developing outward political strength, power, and influence, as well as manipulating the political narrative.