Elisabeth Pangerl

Academic Career

  • 2015 – 2018: bachelor of arts in history at Munich University, final grade 1,46 (minor subject: law; bachelor thesis „Louis XI of France – Networks and Politics")
  • 2018 – 2020: master of arts in history at Munich University, final grade 1,2 (master thesis "Anointing Medieval Rulers – Claiming Legitimacy During the Elevations of Pippin the Younger, Henry I, and Hugo Capet")


  • 2019: editing, Historic College
  • 2019: electronical publications, Bavarian State Library
  • 2019: public relations, Bavarian Academy of Sciences

Current Activity

  • Scientific member of staff, Bavarian State Library

Scholarships and Research

  • 2018 – 2020: membership in the Max Weber-Programme of the Scholarship Foundation of the German People
  • 2021: Publication in Concilium medii aevi (Vol. 24 (2021), pp. 145-182): "Anointing Medieval Rulers – Claiming Legitimacy During the Elevations of Pippin the Younger, Henry I, and Hugo Capet"

Language Skills

  • French (fluent), English (good), Spanish (basic knowledge), Latin (Latinum)

Social Commitment

  • Since 2011: Theatre Rosenheim, club member. Unsalaried participation at theatre plays for children as actor
  • Since 2015: initiative memory culture, member. Research, organisation, and carrying out events to commemorate the victims of national socialism
  • Since 2017: CSU Munich, party member
    • Cooperation in various events
    • Participating in political discussions
    • Since 2020: elected, unsalaried member of the district committee of Bogenhausen
    • Since 2020: unsalaried representative for children at the district committe
  • Since 2017: Pulse of Europe Rosenheim, club member. Organisation of and cooperation at events that deal with European cooperation, the present state and future of the European Union

Dissertation Project

Working Title: "Legitimising Rule and Crisis in Late Medieval France"

The way in which royal rule in late medieval France was legitimised marks the object of research. The primary focus lies on considerations regarding concepts of (royal) rule and the transfer and preservation of rule in the late medieval period. With respect to legitimising a single person’s rule certain religious, philosophical, political, and legal ideas and norms correlate with one another.

The thesis aims to deal with the question how various different aspirants to the throne tried to legitimise their claim of rule. Problems with respect to legitimacy may have numerous factors at their core.

In connection with the consideration of these facts the term crisis is to be assessed, too. The way in which rule was legitimised and crisis as such will be analysed. Maybe the legitimisation of rule in times of crisis will be assessed as well. Defining what crisis as such in the past used to be on a methodologically clear basis is anything but easy, for scientific research bears countless definitions of crisis and ways to deal with this term. The dissertation project also tries to take a look at the term crisis and attempts to figure out possibilities to use this phenomenon with respect to problems in legitimacy. It should be considered under which circumstances one can use the term crisis situation and when this term seems inappropriate.

Further, it is of interest how rulers and their subjects reacted to problems of legitimation. There are several questions: Which groups can be identified? Are there groups that become apparent at all? How open are possible supporters? How fast do persons react? Are there any delays? How pronounced is the connection between the kind of legitimation problem and the kind of responds to them? Thus, different legitimation problematics shall be analysed from different perspectives.

Rule and is legitimation are to be viewed from multiple perspectives. From an ideological point of view as well as coming from law and politics. With respect to political issues of legitimation the analysis bases on political networks according to Wolfgang Reinhard. Hence, the dissertation project’s methodology is split into three parts: definition considerations regarding rule and legitimation factors, perspectives on the term crisis and a consideration of political networks with respect to practices of different actors in reaction to alleged legitimation deficits.


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