IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1224: Violence in the City and its Countryside: Some Aspects on German Examples, I

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Christine Reinle, Historisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 1224-aViolence and Politics: Basel in the Face of the Swiss Confederation, 1450-1501
(Language: English)
Claudius Sieber-Lehmann, Historisches Seminar, Universität Basel
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1224-bTaking the War to the Countryside – Ravage and Looting as a Means of Civic Warfare in the Late 14th Century
(Language: English)
Stefanie Rüther, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster

Modern historical urban research in Germany is no more separating the town – as a legal body sharply distinguished from everything else – from the countryside surrounding it. Multiple relations on very different levels can be traced between the two spheres of life – not always this close interaction was peaceful. Several forms and manifestations of violence can be analysed. This session consists in two parts. In the first one, the central issue is the relationship between towns and non-urban powers (noble ones and others) and especially the feuds among them and on the issue of legal force.