IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 314: The Image and Representation of Youth and Old Age in the Late Medieval Adriatic Area

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of Historical Research, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb / Lexicographical Institute Miroslav Krleza
Organiser:Iva Kurelac, Institute of Historical & Social Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Moderator/Chair:Zrinka Nikolić Jakus, Department of History, University of Zagreb
Paper 314-aThe Changes in the Iconographic Representation of St Sebastian in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance
(Language: English)
Meri Kuncic, Miroslav Krleža Lexicographical Institute, Zagreb
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 314-bRethinking and Reminiscing on Childhood and Adolescence as Reflected in the Papers of Faust Vrancic
(Language: English)
Iva Kurelac, Institute of Historical & Social Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Slavic, Mentalities
Paper 314-cYouth and Wealthy Commoners in Late Medieval Dubrovnik (Ragusa) in Late Medieval Literature and Documents
(Language: English)
Zrinka Pešorda Vardić, Department of Medieval History, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Index terms: Daily Life, Education, Mentalities, Social History

The session deals with literary and physical (artistic) representations of the youth and the old age, as well as contrasting of these representations with reality. In the first of the papers, the topic of the paper is the changing of the representation of St. Sebastian regarding his age in late medieval and renaissance period. In the second, the reminiscences of a humanist writer (Faust Vrancic) on the period of his childhood and adolescence are examined and contrasted with other sources on the aging process. In the third paper, the periods of childhood, youth and education of wealthy commoners on the basis of normative literature and of other documents (notarial deeds) are examined.