Die zwei Körper des Kanzlers? Die „reale“ und die „virtuelle“ Karriere Kaspar Schlicks unter König und Kaiser Sigismund – Epilegomena zu einem alten Forschungsthema III
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The Chancellor’s Two Bodies? The “Real” and the “Virtual” Career of Kaspar Schlick under King and Emperor Sigismund – Epilogue to an Old Research Topic III
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The Chancellor’s Two Bodies? The „Real“ and the „Virtual“ Career of Kaspar Schlick under King and Emperor Sigismund – Epilogue to an Old Research Topic III: The present article concludes a three-piece study on the remarkable career and the social advancement of Kaspar Schlick (c. 1400–1449) who subsequently served as an imperial chancellor to the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Sigismund, Albrecht II and Frederick III. Part one, published in MHB 15/2, 2012, was dedicated to the actual career of the chancellor starting from the diffuse origins of the family and the early stages of Schlick’s service in the imperial chancery, proceeding to his promotion to the leading function of the chancellor and his vital influence on diplomacy and politics during the reign of Emperor Sigismund and ending with a sketch of Kaspar’s position under Albrecht II and Frederick III. Part two focussed on a painstaking diplomatic and paleographic analysis of the complex stock of falsifications kept in the Schlick family archive in Zámrsk. The present article tries to shed light on the way how the forgeries were used by Schlick and his heirs. The study is completed by an edition of 21 documents from the Schlick family archive.
- Historický ústav Filozofická fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, Brno, Czech Republic; Institut für Mittelalterforschung Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Austria
- Institut für Mittelalterforschung Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Austria
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