IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 208: Children, Youth, and the Church in the Middle Ages

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Poul Martin Ploug Pedersen, Centre for Late Antiquity, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Paper 208-aThe Pious Education of the Young in the Late Medieval Church
(Language: English)
Viktor Aldrin, Department of Religious Studies & Theology, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Social History, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 208-bAge in the Narratives of Saints' Lives
(Language: English)
Poul Martin Ploug Pedersen, Centre for Late Antiquity, University of Manchester
Index terms: Hagiography, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 208-cChildren's Rights and Obligations in Medieval Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Bertil Nilsson, Department of Religious Studies, Theology & Classical Philology, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Canon Law, Social History
Abstract

This session will investigate the various ways in which concepts of ages – in particular that of youth – comes out in the written sources of the middle ages. In its effort to show how age as a concept took form and was used in various ways, this in various types of sources, the combined outlook of the session’s papers cover children´s rights and obligation as gauged in provincial laws of the high middle ages, the pious behaviour of the young in education as described in medieval exempla-stories, and the uses of age in the narratives of saints’ Lives.