MIDDLE AGES

Old Rulers of the Middle Ages: Kings, Doges and Popes. A Contribution to Gerontological Medieval Studies

Dr. Christian Alexander Neumann

Ageing and old age are universal and multifaceted phenomena: they are both gradual biological processes and at the same time culturally constructed concepts, and thus variable objects of interest. One of the project's key questions is how  the "age" factor influences the nature and character of human behaviour. This is especially valid for the holders of political power and also applies to other periods of history. The overarching  ...   


MIDDLE AGES

The Holy Spirit Hospital in Rome as the centre of a hospital system of European importance

Dr. Andreas Rehberg

The still active Hospital S. Spirito in Sassia was founded by Pope Innocent III around 1200. He entrusted the management of the project to Gui de Montpellier, who had already built up his own hospital community in his home country. Based on the documentation, found mainly in Roman State Archives and relatively consistent compared to the general state of sources on city life, this project shall develop some of the themes overlooked by research  ...   


MIDDLE AGES

The Council of Ferrara/Florence and its repercussions on the Greek Church of Southern Italy – a new beginning or an ongoing decline?

Dr. Thomas Hofmann

In the context of the Council of Ferrara/Florence, the Roman Curia and various social circles in Italy were confronted with Greek theology and culture at an increasing rate. This effect was strengthened by some Greek protagonists who remained permanently at the Roman Curia, for example Isidore of Kiev and Bessarion. The latter, also called Cardinalis Graecus, took various measures to reorganize the Greek monasteries, combining these measures  ...   


MIDDLE AGES

Collection of sources on the commune of Rome in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Dr. Andreas Rehberg

Since 1998, as a permanent member of the DHI Rome, Andreas Rehberg has been engaged in the collection of urban Roman sources, thus continuing a traditional research area of the institute, which is linked to local and transregional Italian urban history. After a systematic review of relevant archival inventories in the early years of the project, a number of source materials, that had received little attention from the Italian side, were selected  ...   


MIDDLE AGES

Fluid borders. Early Medieval Southern Italy in the Interplay between Competing Religious and Political Powers (9th - early 10th centuries)

Dr. Kordula Wolf

The research project deals with the Muslim presence in pre-Norman southern Italy by analysing it in connection with both border-region issues and questions of perception and of dealing with cultural or religious differences. Based on recent approaches of transcultural research, this study challenges common spatial categories and stereotypical group assignments, which until now have influenced relevant scientific literature. The main focus is on  ...   


MIDDLE AGES

Genealogy and Heraldry in the context of Federico Cesi "Linceo" (1585–1630): an example of the reception of the Middle Ages around 1600

Dr. Andreas Rehberg

Inspired by his new research on heraldry in Rome (Collection of sources on the commune of Rome in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance), Andreas Rehberg has  ...   


MODERN AGE, MIDDLE AGES

Genoese Merchant Networks in Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean (ca. 1450–1530)

Dr. Carlo Taviani (project in collaboration with Villa I Tatti, University of Harvard)

As part of the international research project of the Foundation Max Weber Stiftung Knowledge Without Borders.

From the middle of the 15th century, Genoese families were increasingly active in southern Spain and Portugal, establishing settlements in various port  ...   


MIDDLE AGES

The Coasts of the Patrimonium Petri as Hybrid Spaces

Dr. Kordula Wolf

Coasts are spaces that are constantly changing under the influence of very different factors. On the one hand they pose particular challenges for the people who inhabit and govern them, while providing them on the other hand with special resources and opportunities. A historical study of these near-sea regions as hybrid spaces incorporates several levels: a topographical level determined by the dichotomy and blurred boundary between land and  ...   


MIDDLE AGES

Repertorium Germanicum. Verzeichnis der in den päpstlichen Registern und Kameralakten vorkommenden Personen, Kirchen und Orte des Deutschen Reiches, seiner Diözesen und Territorien vom Beginn des Schismas bis zur Reformation

Aktueller Bearbeiter: Dr. Jörg Voigt

Das "Repertorium Germanicum" wertet für den Zeitraum vom großen Schisma bis zur Reformation (1378–1517) die Kanzlei- und Kammerregister der Kurie im Hinblick auf Personen und Institutionen des Deutschen Reiches aus. Es ist als Datenbank und more