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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1235: Spinning around Circles of Power: Entanglement and Network at French, German, and Italian Medieval Courts, 10th-15th Century, I

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Olivia Mayer, Institut für Geschichte, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Moderator/Chair:Maria-Elena Kammerlander, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte II, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Paper 1235-aLetters to the King, Court, and Other Magnates: Archbishop John of Ravenna (905-914) and His Quest for Influence in the Kingdom of Italy
(Language: English)
Matthias Rozein, Département des Sciences historiques, Université de Liège
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1235-bThe Ottonian Empire as a Bishop's Scope of Action: Bishop Leo of Vercelli and his Entanglements with the Ottonian Court, 996-1014
(Language: English)
Maximilian Schwarzkopf, Institut für Geschichte, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1235-cThe Vacancies after the Roman Catastrophe in 1167 and the Role of Frederick Barbarossa
(Language: English)
Matthias Weber, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy

The double session will ask how and for what purpose magnates, courtiers, and other participants used their power at medieval courts. Thus, the focus is on the heterogeneous environment of the rulers in order to emphasize their dependencies on their court society. In this sense, the double session deliberately aims to compare German, French, and Italian courts - secular and clerical - by taking cultural, religious, political, and gender aspects into consideration. The question to be explored is in which constellations social groups were formed in a longue durée from the 10th to the 15th century.