Crown-giving and king-making in the west ca. 1000-ca. 1250

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This article explores accounts of king-making and crown-giving in the high medieval west. Centering on a series of case studies (Poland, Sicily), it seeks to ask wider questions about the nature of royal power, the role of legitimacy and legitimizing mechanisms in high medieval politics, the norms and practices of monarchic rule. It discusses both wider European developments, and specific regnal experiences, and uses both to sketch avenues for further enquiry and exploration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-88
Number of pages32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2010


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