IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 311: Conquest and Translation

Monday 12 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:DFG-Forschungskolleg "Wissenskultur und gesellschaftlicher Wandel", Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Organiser:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Seminar, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Moderator/Chair:Wolfram Brandes, Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 311-aThe Transmission of Knowledge in Muslim-Jewish-Christian Spain
(Language: English)
Barbara Schlieben, DFG-Forschungskolleg 'Wissenskultur und gesellschaftlicher Wandel'
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Other, Language and Literature - Spanish/Portuguese
Paper 311-bA Baghdad Court at Constantinople/Istanbul from 1453 onwards
(Language: English)
Anna Ayse Akasoy, DFG-Forschungskolleg 'Wissenskultur und gesellschaftlicher Wandel', Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Islamic & Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 311-c'Paradysus voluptuosus': The Materiality of Paradise in Medieval Christian-Islamic and Christian-Jewish Controversy
(Language: English)
Bernd Roling, Mittellateinisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Islamic & Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology

On many edges of the Latin world, cultures clashed militarily during the Middle Ages. Very often, one result was a conquest and the ruling of one people of one culture over the other – which then could end up in intellectual exchange and learning. In this panel, three examples from three regions shall be taken into consideration and be compared: the Iberian peninsula in the 11th-13th centuries of Reconquista, the Norman-Suebian Sicily of Emperor Frederick II, and Byzantine Constantinople under the early Ottoman rule.