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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1737: Crossing Cultural and Religious Boundaries, III: Exchange and Conflict in Northern and Eastern Europe

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of Edinburgh
Organiser:Michael Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Moderator/Chair:Michael Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 1737-aHanseatic Embargoes against Bruges in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Georg Christ, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade, Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1737-b'And no one shall deliver any goods whatsoever to the aforementioned heretics': Embargo and Crusade during the Hussite Wars, 1420-1431
(Language: English)
Alexandra Kaar, Centrum medievistických studií, Praha
Index terms: Crusades, Economics - General, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1737-c'He was captured by the heretics […] and he can build a better Wagenburg': The Teutonic Order and Cross-Cultural Military Exchange during the Hussite Religious Wars
(Language: English)
Mark Whelan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - German, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy

The aim of these sessions is to look at how individuals and institutions, both secular and religious, aimed to limit and facilitate exchange across perceived religious and cultural boundaries in three different contested zones in Europe and the Near East. This session will focus on interactions between Hansa merchants in the North Sea and the Teutonic Order and Hussite heretics in Eastern Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the economic mechanisms created to regulate exchange in these regions (e.g. embargoes and exemptions); the transfer of knowledge and ideas (e.g. military technology); the importance of sustaining transcultural trade routes and networks in the face of military and political pressures; and the tensions created by the desire for maritime and/or land-based commercial dominance.