Der Hochaltar des Hildesheimer Domes und sein Reliquienschatz
A parchment fragment from the medieval reliquary of Hildesheim Cathedral is shown to be an 11th century Bulgarian merchant’s letter.
Collection of studies on the history of medieval Germany
The study concentrates on political ceremonies in the first part of the "Golden Bull" of 1356. Ti is argued with what means the ceremonial was instrumentalised vor visualisation of the Empire, on the one hand, and for establishing of consent within the political elites.
Autobiografical texts, survived from the late Middle Ages, allowed to the author analysing several amusing cases of complex relations between German noblemen of different generations.
This book brings together a group of leading experts on the political history of Germany and the medieval Empire from the Carolingian period to the end of the Middle Ages. Its purpose is to introduce and analyze key concepts in the study of medieval political culture. The representation of power by means of texts, buildings and images is a theme which has long interested historians. However, recent debates and methodological insights have fundamentally altered the way this subject is perceived, opening it up to perspectives unnoticed by its pioneers in the middle of the twentieth century. By taking account of these debates and insights, this volume explores a series of fundamental questions. How was power defined in a medieval context? How was it claimed, legitimized and disputed? What were the moral parameters against which its exercise was judged? How did different spheres of political power interact? What roles were played by texts, images and rituals in the maintenance of, and challenges to, the political order? The contributors bring varied and original approaches to these and other questions, illuminating the complex power relationships which determined the changing political history of medieval Germany.
Description of a research project about poitical ceremonial in late medieval Germany
Examining both written and pictorial evidence, this study addresses the diffusion of St. Sigismund’s cult from Bohemia to Hungary during late-14th century and the saint’s subsequent transformation during the 15th century into one of the Hungarian Kingdom’s patrons. In so doing, it assesses the significance of King Sigismund’s actions to promote his personal patron in Hungary and shows that the king emulated the model of his father, Charles IV of Luxemburg. King Sigismund promoted his spiritual patron within his country and associated him with St. Ladislas, the traditional patron of Hungary; he succeeded thus to accommodate the foreign saint to a new home and to transform him for a short interval into one of Hungary’s holy protectors. The natural consequence of this “holy and faithful fellowship” was the cult’s transfer from royal milieu to the kingdom’s nobility. Willing to prove their loyalty to the king, Hungarian noblemen decorated their churches with St. Sigismund’s image and depicted him in the company of sancti reges Hungariae, i.e. Sts Stephen, Emeric, and Ladislas. The study’s larger aim is to illustrate how a period’s political transformations could facilitate the spreading of a new saint’s cult from his cult center to another region, and that a saint’s veneration could be sometimes motivated politically.
This study describes different forrms of adventus ceremonies practicised around 1500 in local towns of the principality of Trier.
The article exemines the role oа political diets that were not so representative as imperial diets (Reichstage) used to be.
The present article continues the investigation of the Soqotri verbal system undertaken by the Russian-Soqotri fieldwork team. The article focuses on the so-called “weak” and “geminated” roots in the basic stem. The investigation is based on the analysis of full paradigms (perfect, imperfect and jussive) of more than 170 “weak” and “geminated” Soqotri verbs.