IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1511: To Leave a Mark in Memory: Polish and Pomeranian Duchesses in the Struggle for Political Influence and Power in the Middle Ages

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Uniwersytet Gdański / Akademia Pomorska, Słupsk
Organiser:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Moderator/Chair:Anna Adamska, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1511-aWas It Possible that Agatha, the Wife of Edward the Exile, Hailed from Eastern Europe?
(Language: English)
Jędrzej Szerle, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1511-bStepmother and Stepson: Duchess Matilda in the Power Struggle after the Death of Her Husband Barnim I, the Pomeranian Duke
(Language: English)
Mariola Freza-Olczyk, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Local History, Social History
Paper 1511-cMedieval Duchesses as Regents in the Polish Lands: In Memory of Sources - Chronicles, Seals, and Documents
(Language: English)
Angieszka Teterycz-Puzio, Institute of History & Political Science, Pomeranian Academy, Gdansk
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Law, Social History

The proposed section discusses aspects of the fight of Polish and Pomeranian duchesses from the Middle Ages in order to remain in memory. The main idea of the first paper is to answer the question from which of the Eastern Europe dynasties did Agatha, the wife of Edward the Exile, come from. The author is going to confront several hypotheses with his own research. The second paper focuses on duchess Matilda, the third wife of Barnim I, a ruler of the Western Pomerania in the 13th century. The principal purpose is to show the political competition between Matilda and her husband’s son, Bogusław IV. The crucial point of the last paper is to present the source of the strength of Polish princesses. It was not something unusual that duchesses had law to control their underage sons.