IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1616: Rules and Dynastic Ruptures in Late Medieval Europe

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen
Organiser:Ellen Widder, Historisches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Moderator/Chair:Ellen Widder, Historisches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1616-aChange or Continuity? Capetian Nostalgia in the mid-14th Century
(Language: English)
Gilles Lecuppre, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1616-bJoan I, Queen of Naples: The Exception That Proves The Rule
(Language: English)
Iris Holzwart-Schaefer, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1616-cRules in Situations of Dynastic Ruptures in the Empire of the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Christian Heinemeyer, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Dynastic ruptures were a constant threat to the social and political order during the Late Middle Ages. Although such ruptures are mentioned in a variety of scholarly contexts, they have never been subject to systematical or comparative research. The session will discuss the emergence, application, breaking and modification of rules and conventions relating to imminent or actual dynastic ruptures as well as strategies which agents developed and used to ensure their rule. Selected examples from France, Southern Italy and the Empire will not only enable us to compare different ways of dealing with situations of dynastic threat, but also to understand the conditions and structures of the respective social and political order as well as its change.