IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1132: Law, Regulations, and Society in Central and Eastern Europe, II: Military Perspectives

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London / Romanian Academy of Sciences
Organiser:Christopher Nicholson, School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Alexandru Simon, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Paper 1132-aKing Sigismund and Christendom: The Statutes of The Order of The Dragon
(Language: English)
Mark Whelan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1132-bMilitary Laws and Regulations in the Transylvanian Voivodate of the Hungarian Realm, c. 1400 - 1500
(Language: English)
Florin Ardelean, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Law, Military History
Paper 1132-cWritten Rules and Privileges: Fiscal and Military Obligations of the Transylvanian Saxons
(Language: English)
Liviu Cîmpeanu, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Law, Military History
Abstract

This session aims to examine law and rules involved in military matters. In the first paper the focus will be on King Sigimund’s Order of the Dragon and the statutes that governed it, while investigating how the order recruited foreign notables in the fight against the Turks. The second paper seeks to investigate the way in which Hungary protected itself, particularly through the royal decreta enacted to ensure that the kingdom was well provided for when conflict occurred. The final paper will reveal how the military and fiscal obligations of the Transylvanian Saxons developed from the 13th century onwards.