Session818
TitleAspects of Rulership in Byzantium, the Islamic World, and the Latin West: The Material Dimension of Power, VI
Date/TimeTuesday 12 July 2011: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserBjörn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
 
Moderator/ChairJo van Steenbergen, Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies / Department of Languages & Cultures - Near East & Islamic World, Universiteit Gent
 
Paper 818-a Numismatic Analysis of the 6th/12th Power Politics
(Language: English)
Eric J. Hanne, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Index Terms: Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 818-b Does Money Matter?: How to Obtain a Court Title in Late Byzantium, c. 1260-1350
(Language: English)
Frouke Schrijver, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham
Index Terms: Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 818-c Constantinople as City State, 1402-1453
(Language: English)
Jonathan Harris, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index Terms: Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 818-d Nuz et descahuz et a pié: Building and Losing Fortunes in the Latin Empire of Constantinople
(Language: English)
Francesco Dall'Aglio, Institute for Historical Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Index Terms: Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
 
AbstractThese sessions assess the role of wealth and of the material context of power in three broad, overlapping categories of inquiry: the role of wealth in politics, its display both internally (to one's subjects) and externally (to neighbours, peers and distant rulers); the sources of wealth (how did rulers acquire the means to display wealth? Do the sources of wealth tell us something about the political culture of specific spheres); the moral framework of material power (what were the limitations imposed upon both the acquisition and the exercise of material wealth? What were there expectations as to how wealth should be spent?).