Rudolf II and the Material Culture of the Holy Roman Empire

How did an emperor's interest in collecting art connect with representations of his cultural and imperial legacy? In her new article (now live on the Cerae website), Miranda Lee Elston explores Rudolf II's fascination with the religious works of Albrecht Dürer – she introduces her article, and her research more widely, for us here… I am a Ph.D. … Continue reading Rudolf II and the Material Culture of the Holy Roman Empire

Æthelstan and Cnut – Emperors or Kings?

Should we consider the most ambitious Anglo-Saxon kings as reigning over ‘empires’, or are historians misusing that term? In his new article (now live on the Cerae website), Matt Firth examines ‘empires’ as a category of power in political theory and questions whether it is an appropriate term for the hegemonies of the Kings Æthelstan and Cnut... … Continue reading Æthelstan and Cnut – Emperors or Kings?

Volume 5: Call for Papers – ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’

VOLUME 5: CALL FOR PAPERS 'Representations and Recollections of Empire' Cerae invites essay submissions on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’. In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and … Continue reading Volume 5: Call for Papers – ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’