IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 619: The Stabilization of Order and the Authority of the Written Word, II

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 496: 'Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Universität Münster
Organiser:Christoph Dartmann, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Moderator/Chair:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Tilburg
Paper 619-aLiturgy, 'Herrschaftsrepräsentation' and Memory (10th-12th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Jenny Oesterle, Graduiertenkolleg 'Gesellschaftliche Symbolik im Mittelalter', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Liturgy, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life
Paper 619-bInternal Peace Treatises in the Italian City-States
(Language: English)
Christoph Dartmann, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 619-cOrder by Example? Cross-Cultural Authority in 13th- and 14th-Century Didactic Literature
(Language: English)
Oliver Plessow, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation & gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Abstract

Transitions between oral and written communication were characteristic of medieval societies. Therefore, written documents could only claim authority if they were embedded in acts of symbolic communication. The section focuses on the link between formalized interaction and literacy by examining significant examples. They range from the partial literacy of the early and high middle ages up to the cities of Flanders and Italy with their highly developed writing culture.