IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 308: Arguments and Counter-Arguments: The Political Thought of the 14th and 15th Centuries during the Polish-Teutonic Trials and Disputes

Monday 7 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Wiesław Sieradzan, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Richard Byrn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 308-aBenedek Makrai as a Subarbiter in the Conflict between the Teutonic Order and its Neighbour Countries in 1412-1413
(Language: English)
Wiesław Sieradzan, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 308-bThe Ideological Foundations of the Polish Revindication Programme towards the State of the Teutonic Order in Prussia in the First Half of the 15th Century (1412-1422)
(Language: English)
Dariusz Adam Wróbel, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin
Index terms: Political Thought, Religious Life
Paper 308-cPawel Wlodkowic and Andreas Laskavy as the Authors of the Polish Revindication Programme against the State of the Teutonic Order in 1412-1418
(Language: English)
Aleksandra Lenartowicz, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Political Thought, Science
Paper 308-dThe Arguments of the Teutonic Order State during the Trials and Peace Negotiations with its Neighbours in 14th and 15th Century
(Language: English)
Aleksander Anikowski, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The subject of our session concerns the political thought included in those arguments and counterarguments which appeared at canonical and conciliatory trials between the State of the Teutonic Order and its neighbours, with particular regard to Poland. Our standpoint is that the Polish- Teutonic (or, to be precise since 15th-century Polish/Lithuanian/Mazovian?Pomeranian- Teutonic) trials many political conceptions simply would not have appeared. Those trials did not return any territories taken by the Order; however, they raised the Polish political thought to the European level, which influenced some further modern political doctrines. The authors are going to present not only the course of particular legal proceedings, but also the sources of political thought present in records of the trials, including the Order’s point of view, which so far has not been the suject of any research. They are going to analyse that thought with particular attention to its origins and philosophical reference to the idea of war, peace and nation’s rights.