IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 832: New Perspectives on Hohenstaufen Germany, II

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Jonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago / Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago / Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 832-aInauguration and Political Liturgy in Hohenstaufen Germany
(Language: English)
Johanna Dale, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Political Thought, Religious Life
Paper 832-bTheology Outside the Classroom: Intellectual Culture in the 12th-Century Empire
(Language: English)
Christopher Fletcher, Department of History, University of Chicago, Illinois
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Paper 832-cGottfried of Viterbo and His Late Medieval Readers
(Language: English)
Len Scales, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Abstract

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.