IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1720: Negotiating Rules: Platforms and Exchanges - The Role of the Medieval Chanceries, III

Thursday 12 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:International Graduate College (IGK) 'Political Communication from Antiquity to the 20th Century' (Universities of Frankfurt, Innsbruck, Bologna, Pavia, Trento)
Organiser:Mark Mersiowsky, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Moderator/Chair:Ellen Widder, Historisches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1720-aConciliating the Incompatible: The Lords of Milan's Chancery Activity in the Mirror of Some Charters, (Late 14th Century)
(Language: English)
Andrea Gamberini, Dipartimento di Studi storici, Università degli Studi di Milano
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1720-bA Byzantine Metropolitan Chancery and Their Rules
(Language: English)
Martin Schaller, Institut für Geschichte & Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1720-cLate Medieval Urban Chanceries in the Holy Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Klaus Brandstätter, Institut für Geschichte & Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
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.