IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1115: Rulership and Youth, II: Narratives on Young Rulers

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Majestas: Association for the Study of Rulership
Organisers:János M. Bak, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Moderator/Chair:Paul Knoll, Department of History, University of Southern California
Paper 1115-bBoleslaw Wrymouth as a Teenager in the Gesta principum Polonorum
(Language: English)
János M. Bak, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1115-cThe Childhood of the Future Emperor: The Early Years of Charles IV of Luxemburg
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The papers will discuss the image presented by contemporary authors – or the ruler himself – of the young dukes & kings. These inquiries will shed light on the perception of ‘youth’, its problems for young persons themselves and their entourage as well as the ‘states’ they were – or were supposed – to rule.