Aspects of Power and Authority in the Middle Ages [Hardback]

Brenda Bolton (Author); C. E. Meek (Author)

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ISBN: 9782503527352 | Published by: Brepols | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 349p, b/w illus

Aspects of Power and Authority in the Middle Ages


18 essays based around the theme of the 2003 Leeds IMC. The papers are grouped under three headings. Image-Making looks at how power and authority were legitimised and represented, with essays on Charles I of Anjou, a comparative study of Cnut and Willliam I, on dress in the Bayeux tapestry, and two on religious claims for authority in Rome. Informal Influence looks at those wielding power indirectly - queens, the clergy and financiers. The Power of Words looks at literature and propaganda, royal lives and saints lives and also at the growing use if documents to authenticate claims during the Middle Ages.

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