Session121
TitleAn Uneven Friendship and Its Perception: The Holy Roman Empire and Poland in the Eyes of Chroniclers/Authors during the Middle Ages, 10th-15th Centuries
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserGrischa Vercamer, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Passau
 
Moderator/ChairPrzemysław Wiszewski, Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
 
RespondentRobert Antonín, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava
 
Paper 121-a The Mutual Perception of Polish and German Speaking People from the 10th until the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Andrzej Pleszczyński, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities; Political Thought; Social History
Paper 121-b The Mutual Perception of Polish and German Speaking People from the 13th until the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Grischa Vercamer, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Passau
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities; Political Thought; Social History
 
AbstractThe session aims to present and discuss the image of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany) and its people among Polish writers and (vice versa) of Poland and its people among German writers in the Middle Ages (10th-15th century). The modern and general view of the notion of 'neighbour' (from Germany to Poland and the other way around) has been strongly influenced by the (often negative) common history of the two countries in the 19th/20th century. But what did the medieval authors really think of their neighbour and in which contexts did they write about them?