IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 706: Law, Thought, and Action between East and West, VI: The Transylvanian 'Latin Case'

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Romanian Academy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Organiser:Alexandru Simon, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Moderator/Chair:Mihailo Popović, Institut für Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 706-aFines, Meta, Confinium: Three Medieval Terms with the Same Significance?
(Language: English)
Ioan Marian Ţiplic, Faculty of History & Patrimony, Universitatea Lucian Blaga, Sibiu
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 706-bRegnum Transilvanum and the Congregatio nobilium as a Legal Community at the End of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Tudor Sălăgean, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 706-cThe Voivodes of Transylvania in the Middle Ages, Late 1400s - Early 1500s
(Language: English)
András W. Kovács, George Bariţiu Institute of History, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

‘East’ and ‘West’ met under various forms throughout the Middle Ages. Few encounters however were as complex as those at Christendom’s terrestrial and maritime eastern and south-eastern borders. They ‘lawfully’ engulfed the antique heritage and the ‘medieval novelties’ and were seldom single-directed, whether on a philosophical or on an administrative level. On the basis of case studies, the papers emphasize matters of individuality, as well as general features in a contact area crossed by various channels of communication, including crusading. The presentations also reveal the, at times, neglected structural impact of Byzantium on its contemporaries, admirers and adversaries.