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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1625: Central European Queenship, II: Weaving Marriage, Weaving through Marriage

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Royal Studies Network
Organiser:Patrik Pastrnak, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chairs:Patrik Pastrnak, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Jan Vojtíšek, Department of Manuscripts & Early Printed Books, Národni knihovna České republiky
Paper 1625-aThe Political Framework of the Marriage of Mazovian Duke Siemowit IV to Alexandra, Sister of Władysław II Jagiełło, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, February 1387
(Language: English)
Jan Jeż, Wydział Historyczny, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Warszawa
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 1625-bAnne, Queen Consort of Hungary-Bohemia and Her Dynastic-Domestic Relations
(Language: English)
Attila Györkös, Department of History, University of Debrecen
Index terms: Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 1625-cQueen Elisabeth of Austria (Elżbieta Rakuszanka): Wife, Mother, and Ruler - Old Questions and New Research
(Language: English)
Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies

The second panel of proposed papers will analyse the dynastic marriages and their results, that is foreign queens and their positions in the Central European realms. Firstly, it will examine a matrimonial union accompanying the most important dynastic turn in medieval Poland. Then, it will pivot to the inspection of two queens, Anne of Foix and Elisabeth of Austria. Regardless of their origin or lifespan, they proved to be successful cultural and diplomatic agents, whose roles require much-needed re-assessment. The panel will not only expose networks leading to the marriages but also links and connections following these unions.