IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1123: Going beyond Borders: Dimensions of a Medieval Concept - Perception of Borders from the Ottonian to Staufian Era, II

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Maria-Elena Kammerlander, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte II, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Lisa Klocke, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Lubich, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 1123-aPolitical Power and Its Limits: Exercise of Power in Eastern Border Areas at the Time of Conrad II
(Language: English)
Lisa Klocke, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1123-bGerman Envoys as Border-Crossing Agents in the First Half of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Benjamin Torn, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1123-cNew Borders for a New King: Securing and Opening of Regions for the Reign of Louis IV
(Language: English)
Yannick Pultar, _Regesta Imperii_ Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1123-dBorders in between Late Medieval Disciplines
(Language: English)
Magdalena Müller, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte II Albert-Ludwigs-Universiät Freiburg
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Science
Abstract

This session discusses contemporary dimensions of border concepts in the Middle Ages. The cultural turn brought medieval perceptions of space into the focus of research. The papers break away from anachronisms and search in the written tradition for contemporary dimensions of border concepts. Spaces of power and their boundaries, how these were reconsidered and even exceeded, furthermore death as the boundary between life on earth and beyond, are the topics of the speakers and invite to discussion.