Attend: Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy in Iberia and North Africa (600-1600)

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 19, 2017 to June 21, 2017
Location: 
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies

The Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University in conjunction with the Medieval Iberia and North Africa Group at the University of Chicago present “Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy in Iberia and North Africa (600-1600),” to be held on 19-21 June 2017 at Saint Louis University during the 5th Annual Symposium of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The aim of this event is to build on recent scholarship which has sought to move beyond notions of “the state” as a mode of inquiry in Iberian and North African studies, and to promote instead a more holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the politics, cultural production, and religious practices of these regions. Toward that end, this event will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines in order to facilitate conversations about the relationships between politics, historiography, art, literature, and religion in medieval and early modern Iberia and North Africa.

Registration: http://smrs.slu.edu/register.html

Program:

Monday, June 19

4:30-6:00

Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy Session I: Keynote

             Conversion, Lineage, and Legitimacy in Medieval and Early Modern Spain

             David Nirenberg, University of Chicago

Tuesday, June 20

10:45-12:15

Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy Session II: Authority and the Law 

Chair: Miguel Martínez, University of Chicago

Apostasy, Infamy, and Authority in the Thirteenth-Century Conquest of Majorca

             Ariana Myers, Princeton University    

Contending Views of Law, Authority, and Legitimacy in Medieval Aragon

Belen Vicens, University of Notre Dame

The Jurist, the Pope, and the Chronicler: Spanish Pretensions to Empire in Africa (15th & 16th centuries)  

Andrew Devereux, Loyola Marymount University

2:15-3:45 

Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy Session III: Iberian Kingship

Chair: David Cantor-Echols, University of Chicago

             Loyalty, Lineage, and Legitimacy in the Iberian Missa pro Rege

             Edward Holt, Saint Louis University

             Constructing narratives of legitimacy: A Study of the Historia novelada de Alejandro Magno

             Priya Ananth, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 Dynastic Affairs in the Decorative Program of Miraflores

 Jessica Weiss, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Wednesday, June 21

10:45-12:15

Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy Session IV: Taifa Periods

Chair: Mohamad Ballan, University of Chicago

             Identity and Legitimacy in Eleventh-Century al-Andalus: the Case of ‘Alī b. Mujāhid and the:Taifa of Denia

Travis Bruce, McGill University 

Genealogies of Power in 12th Century Al-Andalus

Abigail Krasner Balbale, Bard Graduate Center   

The Once and Future Amir: The Banu Hud, Murcia, and the Struggle for Legitimacy in the Third Taifa Period (1228-1243)

Anthony Minnema, Samford University

2:15-3:45 

Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy Session V: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim contexts

Chair: Edward Holt, Saint Louis University

            Three-and-a-half Saints: Memorialization of twelfth and thirteenth century Bishops in their dioceses in the Kingdom of Castile

             Kyle Lincoln, Kalamazoo College 

             Murder and Host Desecration: The Battle for Political Dominance in Fourteenth-Century Barcelona

 Alana Lord, University of Florida                   

The Marinid Madrasas: Symbols of Faith and Power

Mohamed Lakhdar Oulmi, University of Guelma

4:30-6:00

Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy Session VI: Keynote

            The legitimacy of James I in Montpellier and its literary consequences

            Damian Smith, Saint Louis University          

 

This event was made possible by the generous support of the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Medieval Iberia and North Africa Group at the University of Chicago, the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, and the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain. 

 

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