An intellectual elite at the end of the Middle Ages: 'Publicist activity' and its impact on 'public opinion‘

The project as a whole focuses on late medieval and early modern forms of ‘publicist activity’ aiming to redefine the neglected texts in terms of literary history and to locate them within the framework of political communication. Having examined the ruler in the CRC 1167, the project now shifts focus to the authors interpreting them as intellectual elite: while acting within a somehow ‘public sphere’, the authors influence ‘public opinion’ and hence claim power.

Project Manager

Avatar Kellermann

Prof. Dr. Karina Kellermann

German Medieval Studies

Am Hof 1d

53113 Bonn

+49 228 73-9429

Central Europe

Study Region

14th-16th Century

Study Period

Wird geladen