Session712
TitleMedieval Palace-Cities in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East, II: Palaces as Cities
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorInstitute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University / Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
 
OrganiserMorgan Pitelka, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
 
Moderator/ChairMorgan Pitelka, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Paper 712-a A New Jerusalem as a Focus of Power: Aachen (Germany) in the Time of Charlemagne
(Language: English)
David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Architecture - Secular; Art History - General
Paper 712-b Scientists as Designers?: Caliphal Cities and the Islamic Scientific Revolution
(Language: English)
Glaire Anderson, Department of History of Art, University of Edinburgh
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Architecture - Secular; Science
 
AbstractThe overall aim of this and its two linked sessions is to explore the origins, functions, and influence of medieval palace-cities across Japan, Europe, and the Middle East, in order to identify similarities and differences. This session aims to explore the extent to which palace-complexes constituted a sort of city in their own right, in terms of their layout, fortifications, buildings, decoration, and characteristic features; and what the motivation for developments of this kind might be.