IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1007: Rulership in Medieval East Central Europe, I: Beginning and Development of the First Dynasties

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Grischa Vercamer, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Moderator/Chair:Dušan Zupka, Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
Paper 1007-aFrom Territory to Gens: Beginning of the Ruling Power on the Eastern Border of the Carolingian Empire
(Language: English)
Martin Wihoda, Department of History, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Martin Wihoda, Department of History, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Martin Wihoda, Department of History, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1007-bTheory and Practice of Legitimizing Royal Power in Early Medieval Hungary: The Arpadian Dynasty
(Language: English)
Vincent Múcska, Department of General History, Comenius University, Bratislava
Vincent Múcska, Department of General History, Comenius University, Bratislava
Vincent Múcska, Department of General History, Comenius University, Bratislava
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1007-cThe Piast Rulership: The Process of Building Dynastic Power
(Language: English)
Zbigniew Dalewski, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Zbigniew Dalewski, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Zbigniew Dalewski, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Social History
Abstract

The rise of the Christianised monarchies in East Central Europe at the turn of the first Millennium brought about a significant change on the political map of medieval Europe. The new polities of the Piasts, Árpáds and Přemyslids became legitimate and equal members of the Latin Christendom. Ideologically the new realms were centred on the person of their ruler, the support of his closest advisers, the ecclesiastic administration as well as dynastic and sacral legitimisation of their rule. This session is meant to provide a comparative overview of the most recent research on rulership in theory and practice, with a particular emphasis on legitimisation and building of dynastic power in High Medieval Poland, Hungary and Bohemia.