IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1315: Young or Old Counsellors and Councillors?: Their Role in Periods of Transition and Disorder

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Organiser:Vera Johanterwage, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Hartmut Beyer, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Paper 1315-aYoung King, Old Counsellors?: Council and Counsel in Times of Transition
(Language: English)
Ingmar Krause, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1315-bActing their Age?: Teacher and Student Ideals before and after 1100
(Language: English)
Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Education, Social History
Abstract

Ingmar Krause will discuss questions of continuity and change within situations of counsel. The paper will analyse the relationship between king and council/counsellors in periods of transition, particularly focusing on the age of the ruler and the council members.
Antje Staeckling will discuss why the age of council members in German cities changed throughout the Middle Ages. While the statutes in the 13th. century usually fixed the age of a new council member between 24 and 26, the membership in the council became for life at the end of the Middle Ages. What were the arguments and reasons, which made it obvious that only the oldest men were the best for council and city?
Michael Jucker will examine typical patterns of youth violence in city-republics like Bern or Florence in the 14th and 15th century. In comparing different cases north and south of the Alps it will be possible to give answer to the questions what is typical of juvenile actions and how the old ones reacted on it, but also on perceptions of youth and age in political institutions and its representation concerning in different media