IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1132: England and Germany in High Middle Ages: Historiography - Perception - Comparative Approaches

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Historisches Seminar, Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Organiser:Ludger Körntgen, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1132-aNational Beginnings in Popular Documentaries: Comparing A History of Britain (BBC, 2000) and Die Deutschen (ZDF, 2008)
(Language: English)
Theo Riches, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1132-bIn View of the Other: Perceptions and Conceptions of England and the Empire in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Isabelle Chwalka, Historisches Seminar, Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1132-cCaptured Kings: An Understudied Research Topic
(Language: English)
Bastian Walter, Fachbereich A: Geschichte, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

There are many studies of English-German-relationships in the High Middle Ages. Frequently the emphasis was on history of foreign relations and political history. A new study by Andreas Bihrer (2012) covering English-German relations between 850 and 1100 exposes the value of new approaches to this field of research within a wider methodological setting of cultural studies. Focusing on national historiographical traditions, studies of perception and conceptions, and the comparison of extraordinary political circumstances the session will present different approaches to receive a more complex and sophisticated vision of political and cultural settings in England and Germany and their relations in the High Middle Ages.