IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 510: Sports of the Powerful: The Medieval Hunt

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Organiser:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Moderator/Chair:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 510-aPower and Predation: Archaeological and Legal Evidence for Elite Hunting Space in Medieval Northern Europe
(Language: English)
Aleksander G. Pluskowski, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Law
Paper 510-bThe Nibelungenlied and its Semi-Fictional Hunting Grounds
(Language: English)
Siegrid Schmidt, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 510-cAllegorical Depictions of the Hunt in German Medieval Literature
(Language: English)
Silvia Ranawake, Department of German, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Abstract

In this session literary hunting will be confronted for the first time with facts about medieval hunting grounds provided by archaeological evidence and elucidation of legal history. The perspective of empirical facts will provide a new approach to the importance and function of hunt in heroic or allegorical epics created for a public exercising power and its noblest sport: hunting.