IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 732: New Perspectives on Hohenstaufen Germany, I

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Jonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago / Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 732-aThe Staufen-Comnenian Alliance, c. 1140-1152
(Language: English)
Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 732-bThe Lion in the East: Arnold of Lübeck, Henry the Lion, and the Crusading Past in Hohenstaufen Germany
(Language: English)
Nicholas Paul, Department of History, Fordham University
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval

While in recent years a considerable body of work on medieval Germany has been published in English, much of it has centered on the 10th and 11th century. The 12th and 13th centuries, by contrast, have received relatively little attention. This session seeks to help remedy that situation. It also aims to draw attention to the profound changes in German scholarship over the last twenty years. There is, in fact, little correlation between the image of Staufen Germany as it can be gleaned from many of the materials available in English, and our current scholarly understanding of the period.