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Handling Conflict in the Regnum Italiae : Holy Roman Kings, Emperors, and Their Subjects on the Other Side of the Alps, 14th-15th Centuries



Year of publication 2022
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The paper focused on conflicts in late medieval imperial Italy (Regnum Italiae) and the role of Holy Roman Kings and Emperors in them. After outlining the possibilities and limits of imperial authority in the Apennine Peninsula, several case studies of Italian (long-term) conflicts in which the sovereigns intervened in various ways were presented. All of these interventions always met with failure, pointing to the apparent decline of imperial power in Italy. In line with more recent scholarship, the author proposes to study this trend in the context of the entire Holy Roman Empire, and to understand it more as a structural transformation of imperial authority and its perception beyond the traditional notion of "decay".
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