04.03.24, LECTURE | SEINE MAJESTÄT WOLLT DER FREYHAIT VERSCHONEN | by Markus Müller


04.03.2024, 17.00, by Markus Müller (Munich)

Chair: Christina Lutter


At the two Bavarian state Diets of 1514, the sons of the deceased Duke Albrecht IV and the Estates discussed the future constitution of the state. Emperor Maximilian I, simultaneously head of the Empire, supreme feudal lord and uncle of the young Bavarian Dukes, had his own ideas and pursued his own interests. He was opposed by learned representatives of the Estates, whose customary law seemed to contradict Imperial law. Maximilian had his equally learned councillors to develop arguments in favour of his own position, but in the end no compromise was found.


The episode of the year 1514 is representative of the many negotiation processes in the transitional period of landed institutionalisation in the south of the Empire in which Emperor Maximilian I was directly or indirectly involved. Based on the Bavarian example, an attempt will be made to analyse these (apparent) interventions in the “internal politics” of individual territories against the Emperor’s room for manoeuvre and the ideas of law and rule of his scholarly environment.


The lecture will be held at the University of Vienna (Elise-Richter-Saal, 1. Stock, rathausseitig).

It is a collaboration between the ManMax project and the Institutsseminar des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung at the University of Vienna.

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Jonathan Dumont (February 26, 2024). 04.03.24, LECTURE | SEINE MAJESTÄT WOLLT DER FREYHAIT VERSCHONEN | by Markus Müller. Managing Maximilian (1493-1519) - A blog on Persona, Politics, and Personnel through the Lens of Digital Prosopography at the time of Maximilian of Habsburg. Retrieved July 13, 2024 from https://doi.org/10.58079/10se7


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