TitleBoundaries of Governance, III: Legitimacy and the Ideals of Rule
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserAli Al-Khafaji, Department of History, University of Bristol
Rhiannon Cox, Department of History, University of Bristol
Moderator/ChairGabrielle Storey, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1216-a Negotiating the Border between Self and Other in Ibn Hazm's Approach to Heresy: Islamic Law's Turn to the Arts
(Language: English)
Reem Elghonimi, Independent Scholar, Austin, Texas
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Law; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1216-b The Folly of Favouritism: Edward II and the Limits of Royal Power
(Language: English)
Tatum Tullis, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Index Terms: Mentalities; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1216-c The Oath of Fidelity, Aristocratic Conflicts, and the Logic of Reciprocity: The Limits of King's Power in the Early Medieval Iberian Peninsula
(Language: English)
Sabrina Orlowski, Centro de Estudios de Sociedades Precapitalistas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Index Terms: Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy; Rhetoric
AbstractMedieval royal and aristocratic rulers occupied a position in which they simultaneously enforced boundaries for and exercised power over the wider populace but were also subject to limits on their authority. These limitations might have been explicit, as in the legal and financial systems which established guidelines for rulers, or implicit, as in the social expectations and political networks that they were required to navigate. Geographic, legal, social, and political boundaries of governance may have developed slowly over centuries, or been consolidated by development and reform over a shorter period of time, or overhauled in times of crisis.