IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1322: Reform and Renewal in East and Central Europe: Law and Politics, IV - Practice and Political Thought

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Research Group for Medievistics (Hungarian Academy of Science / National Archives of Hungary / University of Szeged / Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca)
Organisers:Éva B. Halász, Magyar Medievisztikai Kutatócsoport, Budapest - Szeged
Alexandru Simon, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Moderator/Chair:Ovidiu Cristea, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Paper 1322-aThe Rise of the Congregational System in Transylvania at the End of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Tudor Sălăgean, Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Administration, Law
Paper 1322-bAncient and Medieval Sources Invoked by Pelbartus de Themeswar in the First Volume of His Aureum Rosarium Theologiae
(Language: English)
Alexandra Baneu, Centre for Ancient & Medieval Philosophy, Babeş–Bolyai University / Institutul de Istorie 'George Bariţiu', Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoco
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1322-cOriental Legacy and Humanist Bureaucracy in Eastern Europe at End of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Alexandru Simon, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The session surveys from three different perspectives (chronological and thematic) the cultural and political mechanisms connecting and separating the eastern parts of the Hungarian realm to and from the remainder of the kingdom and of medieval Christendom. The approach aims to constitute a multi-level analysis of especially Transylvania and its western and eastern connections, in an inter-religious context, from the Cuman experience of the 13th century to the Ottoman expansion in the 15th century. The papers combine the legal, the humanist and the political perspective in order to provide an overview of regions marked by uses and abuses of various forms of identity that frequently implied also an ideological return to keywords from Antiquity.