Subproject A03 — Securitization and dynastic marriage politics
second funding stage (2022-2025)
The sub-project examines dynastic marriage policies and marriage contracts of the early modern era from the perspective of securitisation. Marriage policies highlighted security problems (heuristics) and also referred to their resolution (repertoire). A focus lies on intercultural exchange processes that emerged in the epoch and were gradually consolidated. AV1 will conclude the indexing of European marriage contracts spanning from 1475 to 1810 in an extensive database. AV2 examines intercultural marriage politics of European and indigenous actors during the formation of Spanish colonial rule in Mesoamerica, ranging from rapprochement to hierarchisation. AV3 focuses on confessionally mixed princely marriages in the field of tension between normative securitization and common dynastic practice. AV4 undertakes a synthesis of dynastic marriage politics using the results from FP I-III.
Vermählung des Kurfürsten Friedrich V. von der Pfalz mit der Prinzessin Elisabeth von England, anonymer Kupferstich von 1613. Verwendung mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Germanischen Nationalmuseums Nürnberg.