IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 715: The Other among Others: Multicultural / Multiethnic Societies and Power in Medieval Europe

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Faculty of Historical & Pedagogical Studies, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Organiser:Przemysław Wiszewski, Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Moderator/Chair:Przemysław Wiszewski, Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Paper 715-aExercising Power and the Role of Multiethnicity in Medieval Transylvania
(Language: English)
Cosmin Popa-Gorjanu, Departamentul de Istorie, Arheologie si Muzeologie, Universitatea 1 Decembrie 1918, Alba Iulia
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 715-bMultiethnic Portuguese Society in the Realm of John I (1385-1433): From the Administrative Practices to the Official Narrative
(Language: English)
Paula Pinto-Costa, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Cristina Pimenta, Faculdade de Letras
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 715-cA Case of Otherness of Byzantine Origin in the Western Europe: Sardinia between the 11th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Luciano Gallinari, Istituto di Storia dell'Europa Mediterranea (ISEM), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Cagliari
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

The main goal of the session is to show different ways of dealing with ‘otherness’ inside multicultural / -ethnic medieval societies of East Central, Central and Southern Europe. Examples of societies formed on territory of Poland, Transylvania, and Iberian Peninsula will be presented to trace similarities and discrepancies in cultural and especially historiographical policies tending to secure cooperation of subjects living inside one political entity (city, duchy, kingdom). The question is if, from the point of view of ruling elites, well and clearly perceived ‘otherness’ was useful for exercising power over ethnically diversified society?