IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1716: Rules of Rule Making: Proceedings of Decision Making in Medieval Institutions

Thursday 12 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Organiser:Stefanie Rüther, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:David Crispin, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 1716-aRegulating Academic Life: Legislative Bodies at Late Medieval Universities
(Language: English)
Maximilian Schuh, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte mit dem Schwerpunkt Früh- und Hochmittelalter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Administration, Education
Paper 1716-bRules for Making Peace and War: Decision Making in the Swabian Town League (1376-1390)
(Language: English)
Stefanie Rüther, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1716-cNepotism and Favourites: Making Decisions at the Papal and English Courts
(Language: English)
Sebastian Zanke, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy

Making binding rules was a general problem for medieval institutions. Therefore they attached great importance to the creation of proceedings for rulemaking. By clearly defining the decision makers and determining the place and the course of action they tried to increase the acceptability of the established rules. The session will focus on normative records of rulemaking passed by university councils, town councils and the papal court. How could dissenting interests be accommodated and rules be created each participant was willing to follow?