Session1316
TitleBoundaries of Governance, IV: Language and Literature in the Limits of Power
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserAli Al-Khafaji, Department of History, University of Bristol
Rhiannon Cox, Department of History, University of Bristol
 
Moderator/ChairChris Given-Wilson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
 
Paper 1316-a Cambellanus, Camaralengo, Chambellan, Camarlenc: Navigating Linguistic Boundaries in the Administration of Champagne-Navarre
(Language: English)
Jillian Bjerke, Department of History & Art History, McDaniel College, Maryland
Index Terms: Administration; Charters and Diplomatics; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1316-b What It Means to Be King: Ideals of Kingship in 15th-Century Royal Genealogical Chronicles
(Language: English)
Catherine Gower, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1316-c Tyrannical Lawmaker versus Righteous Judge: Norms in the Struggle for the Ducal Throne of Kraków, 1177-1194
(Language: English)
Michał Machalski, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Index Terms: Mentalities; 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.