Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Le Pouvoir Au Moyen ÂGe: Idéologies, Pratiques, Représentations

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Le Pouvoir Au Moyen ÂGe: Idéologies, Pratiques, Représentations

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Le Pouvoir au Moyen Âge: Idéologies, pratiques, représentations, ed. Claude Carozzi and Huguette Taviani-Carozzi, Collection Le Temps de l'Histoire (Aix-en-Provence: Publications de l'Université de Provence, 2005). 314 pp. ISBN 2-81399-601-8. euro27.00. This volume, deriving from a history-based seminar series held at the Université de Provence between 2002 and 2004, is naturally principally concerned with political power: thus there are papers on power in medieval Byzantium, on the symbols of power deployed by Dagobert, on the negotiation of power in the medieval city (here Aries, which had pretensions to being a capital city), and on architecture as power in late antiquity. The temporal, geographical, and thematic spread of the papers is thus set to be broad: Lombardy, Normandy, Byzantium, Spain; judicial power, pontifical power, royal power (from Eginhard and the Carolingians on); intellectual power (an interesting paper on the way in which universities could act as an arm of temporal or royal power). …

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