Open Access
Encyclopedia of Medieval Royal Iconography
ISBN: Pending
Expected Date of Publication: Dec 2021

About This Book

This “Encyclopedia Book of Medieval Royal Iconography” sets out to do the first extensive collection of information on royal iconography covering the whole Middles Ages (476–1492). In particular, this book would like to collect entries about every medieval kingdom from Portugal to the Caucasus and from Iceland to North Africa following the different dynasties and with a particular emphasis on the most important kings who ruled during this period (please see an example list here below). Every entry (more than 3000 words of the main body text and approximately five pictures) should answer the following questions:

1)  Did the kings make use of royal images? Was it them, some members of their court, or other subjects that commissioned them?

2)  Which medium did the kings preferably use for their images (seals, coins, manuscripts, mosaics, frescoes, paintings, and sculptures)?

3)  In which context did the kings preferably place their images (in religious places as churches or monasteries or in lay places as palace, squares, or city-gates)?

4)  Which visibility did these images have? Who were they addressed to?

5)  Which iconographic themes did these images use?

6)  In which way did the royal images render symbols of power, attire, and the physical appearance of the king? Did they follow specific patterns or create new iconographies?

In order to explain better the structure of the work, below we list the entries related to the Kingdoms of Sicily and Naples:

  • Kingdom of Sicily. Norman dynasty (1130–1194);
  • Kingdom of Sicily. Swabian dynasty (1194–1266);
  • Kingdom of Sicily. Angevin dynasty (1266–1282);
  • Kingdom of Sicily. Aragonese dynasty (1282–1410);
  • Kingdom of Naples. Angevin dynasty (1282–1382);
  • Kingdom of Naples. Angevin-Durazzo dynasty (1382–1435);
  • Kingdom of Naples. Angevin-Valois dynasty (1382–1442);
  • Kingdom of Naples. Trastámara dynasty (1442–1494).

Planned Papers

Title: Alfonso II of Barcelona (1164-1196)

Author: Marta Serrano Coll

University of Tarragona.

Title: Alfonso V of Trastámara (1416-1458)

Author: Joan Molina Figueras

Prado Museum.

Title: Charles I of Anjou (1308-1342)

Author: Vinni Lucherini

University of Naples Frederick II.

Title: Dinis I of Burgundy (1279-1325)

Author: Carla Varela Fernandes

Nova University Lisbon.

Title: Elisabeth of Barcelona (1282-1325)

Author: Carla Varela Fernandes, cfernandes@fcsh.unl.pt

Nova University Lisbon.

Title: Ferdinand I of Burgundy (1367-1383)

Author: Carla Varela Fernandes

Nova University Lisbon.

Title: Ferdinand I of Jiménez (1038-1065)

Author: Gerardo Boto Varela

University of Girona.

Title: Ferdinand II of Castilian House of Ivrea (1157-1188)

Author: Gerardo Boto Varela

University of Girona.

Title: Ferdinand II of Trastámara (1479-1516)

Author: Marta Serrano Coll

University of Tarragona.

Title: Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (1198-1250)

Author: Mirko Vagnoni

University of Fribourg.

Title: Frederick III of Aragon (1296-1337)

Author: Mirko Vagnoni

University of Fribourg.

Title: Inês de Castro (1350?-1355)

Author: Carla Varela Fernandes

Nova University Lisbon.

Title: James I of Barcelona (1213-1276)

Author: Marta Serrano Coll

University of Tarragona.

Title: James II of Barcelona (1276-1313)

Authors: Isabel Escandell Proust

University of Balearic Islands.

Title: James III of Barcelona (1324-1349)

Author: Isabel Escandell Proust

University of Balearic Islands.

Title: Joanna I of Anjou (1343-1382)

Author: Paola Vitolo

University of Naples Frederick II.

Title: Kings of Armenian Cilicia. Het’humid Dynasty (1226-1341)

Author: Ioanna Rapti

EHESS Paris.

Title: Kings of Armenian Cilicia. Lusignan Dynasty (1342-1375).

Author: Ioanna Rapti

EHESS Paris.

Title: Kings of Armenian Cilicia. Rubenian Dynasty (1198-1252).

Author: Ioanna Rapti

EHESS Paris.

Title: Kings of Cyprus. Lusignan Dynasty (1192-1489)

Author: Anthi Andronikou

University of St. Andrews.

Title: Kings of Hungary (11th-13th Centuries)

Author: Imre Takács

ELTE University.

Title: Kings of Jerusalem (1100-1291)

Author: Anthi Andronikou1, Pagona Papadopoulou2

1. University of St. Andrews/

2. University of Thessaloniki.

Title: Kings of Latin Kingdom of Constantinople (1204-1261)

Authors: Pagona Papadopoulou

University of Thessaloniki.

Title: Louis I of Anjou (1342-1382)

Author: Vinni Lucherini

University of Naples Frederick II.

Title: Mathias Corvinus of Hunyadi (1457-1490)

Author: Imre Takács

ELTE University.

Title: Otto III of Ottonian (996-1002)

Author: Stefano Manganaro

University of Pisa.

Title: Peter I of Burgundy (1357-1367)

Author: Carla Varela Fernandes

Nova University Lisbon.

Title: Peter IV of Barcelona (1336-1387)

Author: Marta Serrano Coll

University of Tarragona.

Title: Robert of Anjou (1309-1343)

Author: Mirko Vagnoni, mirkovagnoni@libero.it

University of Fribourg.

Title: Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437)

Author: Imre Takács, takacs.imre@btk.elte.hu

ELTE University.

Title: Stefan Lazarević of Lazarević (1389-1427)

Author: Manuela Studer-Karlen

University of Bern.

Title: Stefan Nemanja of Nemanjić (1167-1196)

Author: Manuela Studer-Karlen

University of Bern.

Title: Stefan Uroš II Milutin of Nemanjić (1282-1321)

Author: Manuela Studer-Karlen, manuela.studer-karlen@ikg.unibe.ch

University of Bern.

Title: Stefan Uroš IV Dušan of Nemanjić (1331-1346)

Author: Manuela Studer-Karlen, manuela.studer-karlen@ikg.unibe.ch

University of Bern.

Title: Urraca of Castilian House of Ivrea (1211-1220)

Author: Carla Varela Fernandes

Nova University Lisbon.

Title: Urraca of Jiménez (1109-1126)

Author: Therese Martin

CSIC Madrid.

Title: William II of Hauteville (1166-1189)

Author: Mirko Vagnoni

University Fribourg.

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