Sophie Ambler: « Magna Carta and the Statute of Pamiers »

Sophie Ambler, du Magna Carta Project, présentera sa communication « Magna Carta and the Statue of Pamiers » le jeudi 25 février, de 17h à 19h. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e , salle D421.

Discutante : Elisabeth Lalou, de l’Université de Rouen.

En raison des contrôles de sécurité, les personnes extérieures à Paris IV souhaitant assister à ce séminaire sont invitées à se munir d’une carte d’étudiant ou d’une carte professionnelle, ou encore d’une carte d’identité et de cette annonce imprimée.

Résumé:

It has long been acknowledged that Magna Carta – now an iconic document in English/British history – was one of several great charters or statutes issued by European rulers in the thirteenth century. Little has been done, though, to compare these documents in order to find out what their differences and similarities can tell us about rulership in thirteenth-century Europe. This paper will focus on two documents – King John’s Magna Carta of 1215 and the Statute of Pamiers, issued in 1212 by Simon de Montfort, leader of the Albigensian Crusade – looking at the context in which they were issued, and how they were used by those who granted them to broadcast a message about their rule.