IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 823: Masters, Students, and Friends: Reflections on Personal Relationships and Age in Medieval Europe

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:British Academy Network for Medieval Friendship Networks / AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
Organiser:Margaret E. Mullett, Institute of Byzantine Studies, Queen's University, Belfast / AHRC Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
Moderator/Chair:Margaret E. Mullett, Institute of Byzantine Studies, Queen's University, Belfast / AHRC Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
Paper 823-aDe magistrorum auctoritate: Pupils Wandering between Submission and Disobedience (Western Europe, 6th-10th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Arnaud Knaepen, Département de Histoire, Arts, Archéologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Index terms: Education, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities, Social History
Paper 823-bPaideia Lost?: Starving Teachers, Brazen Students, and the Perpetual Quest for Authority (Byzantium, 10th-15th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Niels H. Gaul, Institut für Altertumskunde, Universität zu Köln / Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Education, Social History
Paper 823-cCrossing the Generation Gap?: The Construction of Letter Collections by Friends and Students (Western Europe, 8th-12th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Walter Ysebaert, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Vlaanderen / Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Index terms: Education, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Abstract

The aim of this session is to make a link between the problematics related to the study of personal relationships/friendships and the topic of age and youth. A. Knaepen and N. Gaul will focus on the question of authority, which is a characteristic for student-master-relationships; A. Knaepen will do this for the medieval west, using narrative sources (excluding letters), N. Gaul for the Byzantine area, 10-15th c. W. Ysebaert on his side will focus on the relation between ‘masters’ (broadly understood) and ‘disciples’ and on the question in which way this relationships are reflected in the proces of the construction of letter-collections (period of the 8th-12th centuries, medieval west).