Religion, Society, and World Relations Faculty of Philosophy

The King as Part of the Network

The ruling practice of the German and Bohemian king Wenceslaus IV, who was nicknamed "der Faule" (the Idle) by older research, will be reconsidered in this project on the basis of documentary tradition. On the one hand, the 'classical' aspects of the practice of rule will be examined (political action in the empire, alliance systems, economic aspects). On the other hand, the investigation will be opened up in the direction of cultural history. Fields such as courtly representation or patronage are to be included in the study under the aspect of communication with and integration of elites in royal rule.

Duration
05/2018 - 04/2021

Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) :
275 000 Euro

Project management

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Professur für Mittelalterliche Geschichte (Historisches Seminar)

The ruling practice of the German and Bohemian king Wenceslaus IV, who was nicknamed "der Faule" (the Idle) by older research, will be reconsidered in this project on the basis of documentary tradition. On the one hand, the 'classical' aspects of the practice of rule will be examined (political action in the empire, alliance systems, economic aspects). On the other hand, the investigation will be opened up in the direction of cultural history. Fields such as courtly representation or patronage are to be included in the study under the aspect of communication with and integration of elites in royal rule.

Cultural History of the Political History Politics

Research focus

Religion, Society, and World Relations