Building Legitimacy: Political Discourses and Forms of Legitimation in Medieval Societies

Building Legitimacy: Political Discourses and Forms of Legitimation in Medieval Societies

by Isabel Alfonso Anton
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004133054

ISBN-13: 9789004133051

Pub. Date: 10/23/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume provides relevant insights into medieval political legitimation, and its impact on political competition and notions of power. With a main focus on medieval Castile, the political discourses purporting to legitimate practices of power are discussed, both as pieces of textual material and in their wider historical context.  See more details below

Overview

This volume provides relevant insights into medieval political legitimation, and its impact on political competition and notions of power. With a main focus on medieval Castile, the political discourses purporting to legitimate practices of power are discussed, both as pieces of textual material and in their wider historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004133051
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/23/2003
Series:
Medieval Mediterranean Series, #53
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors .. vii
Introduction .. ix
Isabel Alfonso and Julio Escalona

Part One: Legitimation in Context
Conflict, Power and Legitimation in Francia in the Late Seventh and Eighth Centuries .. 3
Paul Fouracre
A Crisis of Fidelity in c. 1000? .. 27
Stephen White
Judicial Rhetoric and Political Legitimation in Medieval León-Castile .. 51
Isabel Alfonso
Legitimation, Designation and Succession to the Throne in Fourteenth-Century England .. 89
Chris Given-Wilson
The King’s Face on the Territory: Royal Officers, Discourse and Legitimating Practices in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Castile .. 107
Cristina Jular Pérez-Alfaro
The Importance of Being Earnest: Urban Elites and the Distribution of Power in Castilian Towns in the Late Middle Ages .. 139
José Antonio Jara Fuente

Part Two: Discourses of Political Legitimation
The Strengthening of Royal Power in Castile under Alfonso XI .. 179
Carlos Estepa
Family Memories: Inventing Alfonso I of Asturias .. 223
Julio Escalona
An Interpreter of Law and Power in a Region of Medieval Poland: Abbot Peter of Henryków and is Book .. 263
Piotr Górecki
Political Struggle and the Legitimation of the Toledan Primacy: The Pars Lateranii Concilii .. 291
Patrick Henriet
Albertano of Brescia, Rolandino of Padua and the Rhetoric of Legitimation .. 319
Frances Andrews

Index .. 341

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