Project

The Peace as an Instrument of Social Competition:

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 December 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
Keywords
Middle Ages rituals
 
Project description

This project focuses on the public behavior of the elites of the tenth to twelfth centuries to investigate the competitive aspects of the Peace of God-movement. Ritual arguments referring to the Peace were shaped by ecclesiastical and lay agents in the pursuit of advantages over their competitors. A chain of such ‘performances’ represented the social aspirations of the elites.