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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1335: Spinning around Circles of Power: Entanglement and Network at French, German, and Italian Medieval Courts, 10th-15th Century, II

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Olivia Mayer, Institut für Geschichte, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Moderator/Chair:Sebastian Gensicke, Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
Paper 1335-aMagical Entanglements: Producing and Consuming Sorcery at Late Medieval French Courts
(Language: English)
Olivia Mayer, Institut für Geschichte, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Index terms: Economics - General, Gender Studies, Law
Paper 1335-bA Queen's Network: The Letters of Isabeau of Bavaria (1370-1435) and the Court of Charles VI of France
(Language: English)
Felix Schulz, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1335-cConnected via Crisis: Counterinsurgency in Southwestern Germany around 1500
(Language: English)
Joy Sheik, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History

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.