IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 118: Rules and Rulership in Medieval Central Europe

Monday 9 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London
Organiser:Martyn Rady, School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Paul Knoll, Department of History, University of Southern California
Paper 118-aDid Hungary Have An Elective Monarchy?
(Language: English)
Martyn Rady, School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London
Index terms: Law, Political Thought
Paper 118-bThe Logic of Medieval Politics: Some Examples from Piast Poland
(Language: English)
Wojciech Kozłowski, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 118-cRuling a New Country: The Arrival of the Luxemburgians in Bohemia and Hungary
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The purpose of this panel is to test the adage of Cosmas of Prague that ‘the law has a nose of wax and the king has a long iron hand’, by investigating the relationship between the customary law of the Middle Ages, royal power and dynastic succession in later medieval Bohemia, Hungary and Poland.