IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1520: Negotiating Rules: Platforms and Exchanges - The Role of the Medieval Chanceries, I

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Graduate College 'Political Communication from Antiquity to the 20th Century', Universities of Frankfurt, Innsbruck, Bologna, Pavia, Trento / 'Politik-Religion-Kunst: Plattform für Konflikt- & Kommunikationsforschung', Universität Innsbruck
Organiser:Mark Mersiowsky, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Moderator/Chair:Christina Antenhofer, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Paper 1520-aInternal Rules of Late Medieval German Chanceries and Their Heuristic Value
(Language: English)
Ellen Widder, Historisches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1520-bChancery Notations and Their Role as Means of Communication in Medieval Chanceries: The Case of the Bavarian and Tyrolean Chanceries
(Language: English)
Julia Hörmann-Thurn und Taxis, Institut für Geschichte & Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1520-c'Vermerkt die gewalt so in die cantzley geantwortet sind auf dem lanndtag... ': The Chancery and the Negotiations at the Tyrolean Diet, 15th Century
(Language: English)
Michaela Fahlenbock, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck / Università di Bologna
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Medieval (political) communication followed rules that were defined, negotiated, and altered in processes of exchange. Instances of conflicts resulting from different communication practices as well as processes of innovations revolve around rules that are not self-evident and need negotiation. Moreover, political actors formed the communication negotiating rules of political participation, which became visible in the written documentation. The most active platforms of political communication were the chanceries and diets where contents, structures, and norms of communication were defined. This session will explore these processes of negotiating rules along case studies which include the German, Byzantine, Tyrolian, Gorizian, and Italian chanceries as well as imperial diets from the 12th to the 15th century.