Colloquium: Königsherrschaft in the 10th-11thcenturies: Italian and German Approaches in Dialogue
- Date: Nov 22, 2018
- Time: 15:00
- Speaker: Stefano Manganaro, Visiting Academic at the MPIeR
- Commentary: Caspar Ehlers, MPIeR
- Location: MPIeR
- Room: Z01
Scholarly approaches to Verfassungsgeschichte have changed significantly over the last decades, reshaping research questions, methods, and perspectives. Although these new approaches are now used across the transnational community of medievalists, they were adapted and re-elaborated in different ways by the different national historiographies. Thus, although German and Italian medieval scholarship developed along similar lines for most of the 20th century, their approaches nowadays appear to have moved rather far apart. It is therefore desirable to once again increase scholarly exchanges and cooperation between German and Italian medievalists. This lecture aims to outline some promising approaches to investigating rulership in the 10th and 11th centuries that are the outcome of such a dialogue between Italian and German scholarship. The lecture focuses on the following four themes: space, time, power-sharing practices, and the translation of rule.
The presentation is organised by the research field Law as a Civilising Factor in the First Millennium.