Day 2: Conference - Noblesse Oblige? Barons and the Public Good in Medieval Afro-Eurasia 10th-14th Centuries

Friday 26 May

09:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-10:45 Minority Rule in Medieval Syria: The Establishment and Maintenance of the Burids in Damascus during the Reign of Tughtegin (1104-1128)
Alex Mallett (Waseda University, Tokyo)
10:45-11:30 L’aristocratie, l’empereur et le bien commun dans l’empire romain d’Orient
Jean-Claude Cheynet (Paris IV-Sorbonne)
11:30-12:15 The common good and baronial rebellion in England, c. 1199-1327
Sophie Ambler (University of Lancaster)
12:15-12:45 Questions and Discussion
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 A Shatterzone on an Ecotone: Fortifying the Steppe-Sown Frontier and Contending for Authority in the Ordos Region of Asia, Circa 800-1200
Ruth Mostern (University of Pittsburgh)
14:45-15:30 Defining Elite Alterity in the medieval Maghrib and al-Andalus, c. 1000-1300
Amira Bennison (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge)
15:30-16:00 Questions and Discussion
16:00-16:30 Tea
19:00 Conference Dinner

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