Session Title

Diplomacy in Medieval Iberia: Language, Men and Texts in Diplomatic Exchanges (Twelfth-Fourteenth Centuries)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Centro de Estudos Sociologia e Estética Musical, Univ. Nova de Lisboa; Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Univ. Nova de Lisboa

Organizer Name

Maria João Branco

Organizer Affiliation

Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Univ. Nova de Lisboa

Presider Name

Kyle C. Lincoln

Presider Affiliation

Kalamazoo College

Paper Title 1

Papal Judge Delegates as "Diplomats" in Twelfth-Century Portugal: Profiling a Difficult Function in a Conflictive Millieux

Presenter 1 Name

Maria João Branco

Paper Title 2

Negotiating Peace in a Western Islamic Frontier: The Almohads Face to Face with the Portuguese Kingdom (1212-1230)

Presenter 2 Name

Hermenegildo Fernandes

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. de Lisboa

Paper Title 3

Another Form of Diplomacy​? Rituals in the Portuguese-Castillian Frontier in the Late Middle Ages

Presenter 3 Name

Covadonga Valdaliso

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. de Coimbra/Univ. de Lisboa

Start Date

12-5-2018 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1155

Description

This session aims at exploring the results of recent approaches to Diplomatic Relations in the Middle Ages, taking as its observation laboratory the reality of the Iberian Peninsula form the 12th to the 14th century. The Iberian Peninsula of those centuries was a reality in the making, and the network of relations established between all the contenders gambling in this permanently changing checkerboard of relationships is very interesting and rich. Newly created policies, had to establish a relathionship with their neighbours, who, in turn, were also trying to establish themselves as respected and consolidated kingdoms. In such process, the relationship with the Papacy played a major role, as did the one with the Christian and non-Christian neighbours, the Almoravid and then Almohad Empires, as well as small scale rulers who were often as relevant as the “big contenders”. This session tests three different sets of sampling: the papal diplomacy of the 12th century in Portugal, the relationship between the Almohad caliphs and the Portuguese Kings, and Rituals of diplomacy in the Portuguese- Castillian frontiers

Maria João Branco

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Diplomacy in Medieval Iberia: Language, Men and Texts in Diplomatic Exchanges (Twelfth-Fourteenth Centuries)

Schneider 1155

This session aims at exploring the results of recent approaches to Diplomatic Relations in the Middle Ages, taking as its observation laboratory the reality of the Iberian Peninsula form the 12th to the 14th century. The Iberian Peninsula of those centuries was a reality in the making, and the network of relations established between all the contenders gambling in this permanently changing checkerboard of relationships is very interesting and rich. Newly created policies, had to establish a relathionship with their neighbours, who, in turn, were also trying to establish themselves as respected and consolidated kingdoms. In such process, the relationship with the Papacy played a major role, as did the one with the Christian and non-Christian neighbours, the Almoravid and then Almohad Empires, as well as small scale rulers who were often as relevant as the “big contenders”. This session tests three different sets of sampling: the papal diplomacy of the 12th century in Portugal, the relationship between the Almohad caliphs and the Portuguese Kings, and Rituals of diplomacy in the Portuguese- Castillian frontiers

Maria João Branco