Session1524
TitlePossibilities of Political Identity in Italy under Hohenstaufen Rule
Date/TimeThursday 14 July 2011: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserDaniel Russell, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, München
Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 
Moderator/ChairGeorg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 
Paper 1524-a The Impact of the First Crusades Fought in Northern Italy on the Lombard League, 1248-58
(Language: English)
Gianluca Raccagni, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index Terms: Crusades; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1524-b Discordia terminata?: Peace Treaties in North-Eastern Italy
(Language: English)
Anja Thaller, Institut für Geschichte, Mittelalter und Historische Hilfswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index Terms: Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractThe section studies the identities and political options of Italian cities and monasteries under Hohenstaufen rule. In her paper Cristina Andenna deals with the Cistercian monasteries during the escalating struggle between papacy and empire in the reign of Sicily from the end of the 12th to the mid of the 13th century. It analyses whether the abbots and monks could keep their close relationship to the imperial court under the pressure of the order's decisions to bind themselves to the papacy. Gianluca Racagni examines the changes within the organisation of the Lombard League after the welding of its alliance with the Papacy and the launch of the crusade against Frederick II in 1239. In her paper Anja Thaller analyses aspects of symbolic, oral and written communication and the effectiveness of peace treaties between the patriarchy of Aquileia and its neighbours, with a focus on the period from the mid 12th to the mid 13th century.