IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 614: Factions in the Web: Partisanship and Urban Networks in the Burgundian Netherlands in the 15th Century

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Serge ter Braake, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Antheun Janse, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Paper 614-aPolitical Parties and Social Networks in Bruges in the Flemish Revolt, 1477-1492
(Language: English)
Jelle Haemers, Vakgroep Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Social History
Paper 614-cBreaking the Balance of Power: How the Victory of the 'Kabeljauw' Faction in The Hague Brought Peace in Holland
(Language: English)
Serge ter Braake, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy

The existence of rivalling factions struggling for supremacy at court and in the cities is an exciting subject of research for late medieval Europe.
Especially when the political centre was weak, these factions tried to gain more political power, which easily resulted in civil war. But just how were these factions formed? How long did faction networks last after peace was restored? What role did the old and new media play in the development of partisanship? We will address these issues with three case studies that focus on the Low Countries in the 15th century.