Diverging Paths? The Shape of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam

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Edited by John Hudson, University of St. Andrews and Ana Rodríguez, CCHS-CSIC

Diverging Paths? investigates an important question, to which the answers must be very complex: “why did certain sorts of institutionalisation and institutional continuity characterise government and society in Christendom by the later Middle Ages, but not the Islamic world, whereas the reverse end-point might have been predicted from the early medieval situation?”

Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam. Edited by John Hudson and Ana Rodríguez. Leiden-Boston: Brill Publishers, 2014. Main Series: The Medieval Mediterranean, Vol. 101
ISBN: 978-90-04-27736-6
ISSN: 0928-5520

Sherry & the Mystery of Palo Cortado. 65th Edition Berlinale Film Fest

Sherry and The Mystery of Palo Cortado




Lopez- Li Films New Documentary in Berlin:

Sherry & the Mystery of Palo Cortado

65th Edition Berlinale Film Fest. Kulinarisches Film Section.


Art Meets the Camera: Shooting in Altamira

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La estirpe de Leonor de Aquitania. Mujeres y poder en los siglos XII y XIII

La estirpe de Leonor de Aquitania. Mujeres y poder en los siglos XII y XIII


Contrary to what is commonly thought, women played an important role in medieval societies. Sometimes they were protagonist of the most relevant political events of a period characterized not only by  violence but also by personal and spiritual bonds. More often, they were at the center of complex social networks.  La Estirpe de Leonor is a rigorous and exciting inquiry into how these women that seemed confined to domestic spaces transited through a world dominated by a feudal relationships.

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PIMIC postion available: Experienced Researcher 1 (López-Li Films)

Position Available: Lopez Li FilmsA 14 months Postdoctoral position (Experienced Researcher) is available in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network PIMIC.  The Postdoctoral position will be based in an audiovisual company (Lopez Li Films-Spain). The Fellow will receive an annual living allowance of 57,000 Euros/year (base rate) and a mobility allowance of 700-900 Euros/month (base rate). She/he will participate in PIMIC, a project combining academic research on medieval institutions with training in wider dissemination, based on collaboration between universities and private sector companies and funded by the European Union

PIMIC ITN in Contratiempo Radio Program


Listen to Esther Pascua's interview to Ana Rodriguez and John Hudson about PIMIC Project in Contratiempo radio program.


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