The Peace as an Instrument of Social Competition:

01 January 2013 → 31 December 2018
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
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.