IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1603: Castles as Cultural, Social, and Economic Centres of Medieval Society, I

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Tobias Grüßing, Fachbereich Geschichtswissenschaft, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Moderator/Chair:Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1603-aExploring Local Administration beyond Legal History: Ministerials and Servitude Reconsidered
(Language: English)
Uwe Grupp, Promotionsverbund Burg und Adel, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Uwe Grupp, Promotionsverbund Burg und Adel, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 1603-bCastles and Nobility in the Middle High German Prose Lancelot
(Language: English)
Daniela Czink, Deutsches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Daniela Czink, Deutsches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Social History
Abstract

The development of medieval lordship is inextricably linked with the construction and habitation of castles. These castles provide protection, representation and domination over both people and resources in certain regions. In the first of our two sessions we therefore focus on the composition and development of medieval lordship considering the administration and usage of castles and territory: how did lords acquire land and how did the distribution of land affect the dynamics of society? Which role did the construction and habitation of castles play in the social standing of certain groups? How did the contemporary literature process this topic?