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-a||Fines, Meta, Confinium: Three Medieval Terms with the Same Significance?|
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
|Paper 706-b||Regnum Transilvanum and the Congregatio nobilium as a Legal Community at the End of the 13th Century|
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
|Paper 706-c||The Voivodes of Transylvania in the Middle Ages, Late 1400s - Early 1500s|
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
‘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.