IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1005: Texts and Identities, VI: Time Archives, 1

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Organisers:Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Rob Meens, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Airlie, Department of History, University of Glasgow
Paper 1005-aTime Archives, 1
(Language: English)
Richard Corradini, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1005-bFixing Dates in the Early Middle Ages: The Chronicon Laurissense breve and its Use of Time
(Language: English)
Sören Kaschke, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1005-cThe Apocalyptic Plot: Observations on Late Antique Commentaries on the Apocalypse
(Language: English)
Veronika Wieser, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Abstract

The papers in this session concentrate on three aspects of the phenomenon of time in the Middle Ages. They try to show that time was on the one hand a necessary category of human perception, and on the other an intellectual instrument to categorize worlds, such as the individual, social, and political one. Corradini’s paper focuses on Augustine’s impressive theory of time perception, which was a fundamental intellectual dispositive for the Middle Ages. Kaschke’s paper uses the Chronicon Laurissense breve to exemplify the complex ‘interrelationships’ between chronical and annalistic texts and their dating systems. Wieser’s paper will concentrate on different aspects of apocalyptic narratives and their specific time-aspects, which had a strong impact on medieval thought.