IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 121: An Uneven Friendship and Its Perception: The Holy Roman Empire and Poland in the Eyes of Chroniclers/Authors during the Middle Ages, 10th-15th Centuries

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Grischa Vercamer, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Moderator/Chair:Przemysław Wiszewski, Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Respondent:Robert Antonín, Department of History, University of Ostrava
Paper 121-aThe Mutual Perception of Polish and German Speaking People from the 10th until the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Andrzej Pleszczyński, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 121-bThe Mutual Perception of Polish and German Speaking People from the 13th until the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Grischa Vercamer, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought, Social History
Abstract

The session aims to present and discuss the image of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany) and its people among Polish writers and (vice versa) of Poland and its people among German writers in the Middle Ages (10th-15th century). The modern and general view of the notion of ‘neighbour’ (from Germany to Poland and the other way around) has been strongly influenced by the (often negative) common history of the two countries in the 19th/20th century. But what did the medieval authors really think of their neighbour and in which contexts did they write about them?