IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 104: Dynasticism in Medieval and Early Modern Europe and Beyond, I

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:European Research Council Project 'The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory & Identity in Central Europe', University of Oxford
Organisers:Ilya Afanasyev, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Natalia M. Nowakowska, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Paul Knoll, Department of History, University of Southern California
Paper 104-aInvestigating Jagiellonian Dynasticism
(Language: English)
Natalia M. Nowakowska, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 104-bMaximizing Dynastic Capital: The Employment of Nephews in Dynastic Offices in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1550-1625
(Language: English)
Liesbeth Geevers, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 104-cRegis, Challant, Savoy: Three Late Renaissance Alpine Dynasties
(Language: English)
Matthew Vester, Department of History, West Virginia University
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

In this series of sessions on medieval and early modern dynasticism organized by the project ‘The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory and Identity in Central Europe’ (University of Oxford), we aim to ask afresh what royal and princely dynasty was at the time. Our sessions seek to put dynasty under the spotlight, as a category of analysis in its own right, and as a major organising political principle in the Pre-Modern world. The first out of four sessions brings together three wide-ranging papers on dynasties in Western and Central Europe: the Habsburgs, the Jagiellonians, and Alpine dynasties. It explores how dynasties were constructed and used in the late middle ages and early modern period and presents different approaches to studying them.