Session715
TitleThe Other among Others: Multicultural / Multiethnic Societies and Power in Medieval Europe
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorFaculty of Historical & Pedagogical Studies, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
 
OrganiserPrzemysław Wiszewski, Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
 
Moderator/ChairPrzemysław Wiszewski, Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
 
Paper 715-a Exercising Power and the Role of Multiethnicity in Medieval Transylvania
(Language: English)
Cosmin Popa-Gorjanu, Facultatea de Istorie şi Filologie, Universitatea 1 Decembrie 1918 din Alba Iulia
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Historiography - Medieval; Social History
Paper 715-b Multiethnic Portuguese Society in the Realm of John I (1385-1433): From the Administrative Practices to the Official Narrative
(Language: English)
Cristina Pimenta, Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade, Universidade do Porto
Paula Pinto-Costa, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Index Terms: Administration; Charters and Diplomatics; Historiography - Medieval; Social History
Paper 715-c A Case of Otherness of Byzantine Origin in the Western Europe: Sardinia between the 11th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Luciano Gallinari, Istituto di Storia dell'Europa Mediterranea (ISEM), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Cagliari
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Historiography - Medieval
 
AbstractThe main goal of the session is to show different ways of dealing with 'otherness' inside multicultural / -ethnic medieval societies of East Central, Central and Southern Europe. Examples of societies formed on territory of Poland, Transylvania, and Iberian Peninsula will be presented to trace similarities and discrepancies in cultural and especially historiographical policies tending to secure cooperation of subjects living inside one political entity (city, duchy, kingdom). The question is if, from the point of view of ruling elites, well and clearly perceived 'otherness' was useful for exercising power over ethnically diversified society?