Session1316
TitleThe Many Different Others of Medieval Central Europe
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorMECERN, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
 
OrganiserNada Zečević, Department of History / Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths, University of London
 
Moderator/ChairCosmin Popa-Gorjanu, Facultatea de Istorie şi Filologie, Universitatea 1 Decembrie 1918 din Alba Iulia
 
Paper 1316-a Latin Christendom's Others: 13th-Century Papal Legates in Poland, Hungary, and England
(Language: English)
Agata Zielinska, Independent Scholar, London
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Politics and Diplomacy; Religious Life
Paper 1316-b The Changing Other: Émigré Communities from the Balkan Peninsula in Late Medieval Hungary
(Language: English)
Nada Zečević, Department of History / Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths, University of London
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Geography and Settlement Studies; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1316-c Feelings in the Siege: Fear, Trust, and Emotional Bonding on the Missionary and Crusader Baltic Rim, 12th and 13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Wojtek Jezierski, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index Terms: Crusades; Military History; Social History
 
AbstractCored in the Kingdoms of Hungary, Poland, and Bohemia, medieval Central Europe had varying geographic forms, patterns of political organization, and socio-economic and cultural structures, also reflecting wider religious divergences and multiple cultural connections. These were particularly apparent in the region's dynamic exchange with the surrounding areas. Some forms of this exchange, such as political connections of the ruling elites have already been initially researched, while the interactions that took place in less visible and marginal structures, or with more distant parts of the continent, need yet to be explored. By focusing on several micro-examples, this session indicates new aspects of the exchange that contributed to the region's socio-cultural diversification.