IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 716: Challenges and Problems of International Contact and Communication in the Later Middle Ages

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Research Project 'The Legalisation of International Relations', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Organiser:Gudrun Tscherpel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Petra R. Ehm-Schnocks, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 716-aChivalric Biography and the Dissemination of Knightly Reputations in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Chris Given-Wilson, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 716-bForeigners at the Court: Communication Channels amongst Late Medieval Diplomats
(Language: English)
Gudrun Tscherpel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 716-cA Clash of Cultures?: England's Conflict with the Hanseatic League
(Language: English)
Petra R. Ehm-Schnocks, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

During the later medieval period the European monarchies were in closely connected in diverse ways. A common aristocratic culture with similar values and ideals was fostered by marriage alliances and kept alive through diplomatic contacts. Nevertheless, the later middle ages were dominated by countless conflicts between the various territories. The session sets out to investigate the communication and information between the western European ruling houses. We want to discuss channels of communication, ways of distributing information, communication failure by looking at the persons who were involved in diplomatic contact, how the acquired their knowledge and what problems they encountered.