TitleFragmented Body Politic, I: Bodies of Land and Fragments of Empire
Date/TimeWednesday 9 July 2014: 11.15-12.45
SponsorCentre for Medieval Studies, University of York
OrganiserVictoria Blud, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/ChairLaura Slater, Faculty of Music / Somerville College, University of Oxford
Paper 1125-a Fragmentation, Spoliation, and Innovation: Frederick II and the Imperial Architecture of Puglia
(Language: English)
Jane-Héloïse Nancarrow, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General; Architecture - Religious; Byzantine Studies
Paper 1125-b Landscape, Memory, and Power in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Bronach Kane, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Administration; Archives and Sources; Daily Life; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1125-c Gloria fallax imperii: Epic and Empire in Northern France in the Later 12th Century
(Language: English)
Venetia Bridges, Department of English Studies / Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Index Terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Middle English; Literacy and Orality; Mentalities
AbstractThis interdisciplinary panel considers the medieval afterlife and regeneration of empires, stretching from England and the Angevin empire via Germany and Sicily to the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem, drawing on material, documentary, and literary evidence. The papers will analyse the re-appropriation of imperial trappings and textual relics in Christendom's competing empires from the high to late medieval period, the interaction between memory and physical space and the materiality of imperial memory in widespread spoliation in the fragments of the Roman Empire.