IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1620: Negotiating Rules: Platforms and Exchanges - The Role of the Medieval Chanceries, II

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

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:Christina Antenhofer, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Moderator/Chair:Mark Mersiowsky, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Paper 1620-a'Una intolerabel faticha': Antiquated Meets Modern - Conflicting Rules in Late Medieval Chancellery Practices, The Example of the Gorizian Chancellery
(Language: English)
Christina Antenhofer, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1620-bPower Beyond the Rules: Formalism and Experimentation in the Italian Chancelleries, c. 1380-1500
(Language: English)
Isabella Lazzarini, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, Storiche e Sociali, Università degli Studi del Molise
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.