IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1207: Dynastic Ties and Regional Issues in Medieval Germany

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Moderator/Chair:Len Scales, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 1207-aWorries about Heretics on the Early 11th-Century Franco-German Border
(Language: English)
Theo Riches, Departments of Medieval & Modern History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1207-bDynastische Bindungen und Beziehungssysteme im nördlichen Deutschland im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert
(Language: Deutsch)
Elizaveta Malashenko, International Max Planck Research School, Göttingen
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Mentalities
Paper 1207-cDynastic Policy and Political Change: The Relations between Bavaria and the Low Countries in the 14th and Early 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Dick E. H. de Boer, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy

Abstract -a:
Utilizing maps, genealogical tables and computer-generated graphics, I will illustrate the breakdown of the ‘old’ Carolingian power structure in the region of the Middle-Rhine, and the emergence of a ‘new’ elite in the form of ecclesiastical princes (e.g. the archbishops of Trier and Cologne) and in the proliferation of ‘dynastic’ lordships in the 11th and 12th centuries. Using the kinships (Sippen) of four Carolingian families – the Conradines, Ezzonids, Ardennes and Matfridines, I will place my own research within the context of modern German/French scholarship, much of which is still unavailable to an English-speaking audience.

Abstract -b:
This paper is an attempt to analyze, what gives such type of sources as chronicles XV-XVI c. to study the dynastical landscape and relative ties of German nobility and ruling families (Wettinen, Welfen, Hogenzollern) in Middle Ages and early modern history.

It devoted to following questions:
– Characterize the area where relationship system of the Northern Germany’s princes was formed by XV c.; that includes Saxony, Low Saxony, Bayern, Brandenburg, and also Denmark, Flanders;
– The transformation of this system and dynastical landscape under the influence of the Reformation;
– The correlation in chronicles of dynastical and private (family) history of Saxon nobility;