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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1348: Networks of War

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Regula Schmid Keeling, Geschichte des Mittelalters, Université de Fribourg
Moderator/Chair:Regula Schmid Keeling, Geschichte des Mittelalters, Université de Fribourg
Paper 1348-aSummoning the Countryside: The Integration of Fribourg's Peripheric Territories in the Town's Military Organisation, 1400-1550
(Language: English)
Mathijs Roelofsen, Historisches Institut Universität Bern
Index terms: Administration, Military History, Social History
Paper 1348-bCoveted Experts: Master Gunners in the Service of Urban Networks
(Language: English)
Daniel Jaquet, Musée militaire, Château de Morges / Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université François-Rabelais, Tours
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History

This session argues that war and warfare were pivotal factors for propelling the dynamics of late medieval social and political change. It focuses on the towns and city-states of the south of the German Empire, that were exposed to the continuous presence of war throughout the late Middle Ages. The papers discuss how the presence of war shaped urban and rural societies, by addressing, first, the military interaction of town and hinterland in the emerging city state, and second, the role of military experts who were exchanged between towns, thus putting urban networks into practice.