IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1046: Non-Royal Rulership in 10th-Century Western Europe

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Fraser McNair, School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Fraser McNair, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1046-aCaring for the Family: The Case of Richard the Justiciar
(Language: English)
Daniel Schumacher, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1046-b'Gode forgifendum': Æthelflaed of Mercia's Claim to Queenship
(Language: English)
Florence Scott, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Gender Studies, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1046-cObeying the Ishmaelites?: Rethinking Borrell II's Córdoban Diplomacy
(Language: English)
Sam Ottewill-Soulsby, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Standing on a border period between the early and central Middle Ages, the 10th century saw important transitions in how non-royal rulers such as counts, dukes, and dominae projected and implemented their authority. Drawing on a range of examples across western Europe, this panel will examine these transformations in comparative perspective, looking for new frameworks within which to understand the ways in which these rulers conceptualised, justified, and exercised their rule without access to the ideological and governmental resources of kingship, in a political scene transformed by the effects of Viking attacks and the disintegration of the Carolingian Empire.