IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1526: Borders and Frontiers of the Kingdom of Sicily, 11th-15th Centuries, I: Political Borders and the State Building-Process

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Antonio Antonetti, Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, (DISPAC), Università degli Studi di Salerno
Andrea Casalboni, Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Moderator/Chair:Andrea Casalboni, Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Paper 1526-aThe Patrimony Theatinum and Traiectanum in the Roman Canonry of the 11th Century between Gregory VII and the Normans
(Language: English)
Francesco Riedi, Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Religious Life
Paper 1526-bMaking Frontiers for the Kingdom: The Case of the Adriatic Context of the 12th-Century Abruzzo
(Language: English)
Davide del Gusto, Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Monasticism
Paper 1526-cThe Border between the Kingdom of Sicily and the Papal State under Norman Rule, 12th Century
(Language: English)
Kristjan Toomaspoeg, Dipartimento di Storia, Società e Studi sull'uomo, Università del Salento, Lecce
Index terms: Administration, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Recent spatial approach to the medieval studies has pointed a new way to discuss the political patterns involved in the royalty and the government’s forms. Intent of this panel is to analyze the transformation of an open frontier in a military and political border institutionalized by a central monarchical authority. The study case will be the northern frontier of the Sicilian Kingdom, which offers the possibility to find out the political mechanisms and instruments adopted by the Norman, Staufen, and Angevin kings to define strongly their territorial authority. Critical means will be the mutual and multilevel integration of the sources.