IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 616: Remembering the Written Word: Symbolic Uses of Texts

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jacqueline van Leeuwen, Afdeling Geschiedenis van de Middeleeuwn, KU Leuven
Moderator/Chair:Anna Adamska, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 616-aEstablished, Documented, and (Re-)Stored: Symbolic and Judicial Aspects of Late Medieval Peace Treaties
(Language: English)
Michael Jucker, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Law, Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 616-bMemoria and Historical Consciousness in Late Medieval Kampen
(Language: English)
Vincent Robijn, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Paper 616-cArchives as Symbolic Objects in Late Medieval Flanders
(Language: English)
Jacqueline van Leeuwen, Afdeling Geschiedenis van de Middeleeuwn, KU Leuven
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This session explores the relationship between texts, rituals and memory in late medieval towns. It concerns charters, peace-treaties and historiogrpahy. These texts were issued ritually, checked, rewritten, shown to the public and even damaged or destroyed. Thus, texts could function as symbolic objects, referring to the history and the status of the town. We will analyse how such texts were employed to communicate and remember power, triumph and defeat.