Medieval History

Medieval History

The universal organisation of the subject requires - along the research discussions and in methodical multiperspectivity - a wide variety of topics in the classic historical work areas of auxiliary sciences, cultural and political history, church history, history of religion, economic, social and legal history, history of ideas, knowledge and daily life of the Middle Ages. These classic subject areas are integrated into the global context without losing sight of the local and regional, material-based categories. In this context, special attention is paid to cultural evolution, its continuities and breaks, its analogies and differences.

Special emphasis is placed on the economic and social history of individual households from different social groups in a developing market society and the associated increasing economisation of rural and urban living environments; a constitutional history that understands itself as the history of political communication and describes a medieval-specific relationship between individuals and their societies; as well as on a more recent intellectual history and history of ideas, based on quantifying historical semantics and qualitative hermeneutics identifying value-oriented key concepts and situating them in the social context.

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