The fourth and final event, held in English and French on the afternoon of 3rd December 2020, was attended by 262 registered participants from 22 different countries, with a total of 734 people participating via our social networks.
On this occasion, the fourth and final webinar was held in the afternoon of 3 December 2020, attended by a total of 262 registered participants from 20 countries (Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), who were able to listen to presentations by Quentin Jouaville, professor at the University of Liège / Lycée Français International in Varna; Ludolf Pelizaeus, Deputy Director of the UF of Foreign Languages and Cultures at the Université Jules Verne in Picardie / Amiens (France); Philippe Royer, researcher and member of the Scientific Committee of the Routes of Charles V; and Nicola Melis, professor at the Université Cagliari, Department of Political and Social Sciences.
In his speech, entitled "Ut fiat unum ovile et unus pastor: The universal dream of Chancellor Gattinara and his influence on the emperor: levers and nets", Quentin Jouaville analysed the chancellor, a key figure in the young Charles' early years as emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. A figure who was appointed chancellor for all things emperor, but who was not institutionally linked to a particular territory or institution; who organised his house to provide this service to the emperor; and who negotiated with the papacy after the sack of Rome until he was crowned by the pope in Bologna.
For his part, Ludolf Pelizaeus wrote about "Coronations and Rebellions: Charles and Ferdinand between Spain and the Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of their reigns". In his speech at this webinar dedicated to the fifth centenary of the coronation of Emperor Charles V, he explored the interactions between Aragon, Castile, the Netherlands, the Free County of Burgundy and the Habsburg hereditary lands hit by the revolts between 1517 and 1526. "At the heart of this issue is the question of the circulation of ideas and reactions to initiate new research that transcends national and linguistic borders," said Pelizaeus.
Philippe Royer's talk focused on "Traces of Charles V and his legacy in the collective memory in French Flanders". This researcher recalled several popular representations of the Emperor Charles V and his reign in the collective memory of the peoples of Flanders and Artois, in the region of Hauts de France, especially in the cities of Westhoek/Houtland and Blootland; and dealt with the geographical composition of the territory of Flanders, composed of a series of free cities, ports/strategic fortified places in a historical line of conflicts between the kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Empire (Burgundy/Spain), without forgetting England. He also analysed the persistence of the images of the Emperor Charles V in popular traditions, which have spread over time, added to his taste for beer, festivals and fairs, as well as his image as an excellent gourmet.
Finally, Nicola Melis, in his paper "Relations between the Maghrebi elites and the allied Ottoman sultan against the Spanish, after the coronation of Charles V", developed the complex balance of forces in the Mediterranean, where the movements of the Ottoman sultan Suleiman I found an echo in the wishes of the Maghrebi elites, who were always ready to rebel against the presence of the troops of Emperor Charles V settled in their domains. In Melis' opinion, there was a connection between the sultan and the Maghrebi elites as a result of the expansionist desires of the former and the attempts of the latter to free themselves from the imperial presence, which threatened their interests".
If you wish, here is the complete cycle of web seminars, organised by the Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V in collaboration with Visit Brussels, Coudenberg Palace and the European and Ibero-American Academy Foundation of Yuste, under the scientific direction of Alain Servantie, coordinator of the Routes of Emperor Charles V, together with Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, president of the Routes of Emperor Charles V Network.