IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1206: The Teutonic Knights in the Baltic, II: Literature and Libraries

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Mikołaj Kopernik University, Toruń / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organisers:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Jarosław Wenta, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Richard Byrn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1206-aThe Risks and Opportunities of Regional Literary History: The Example of the Teutonic Order
(Language: English)
Freimut Löser, Abteilung Deutsche Sprache & Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Augsburg
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1206-bThe Use of the Bible in Convents of the Teutonic Order
(Language: English)
Klaus Vogelgsang, Abteilung Deutsche Sprache und Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Augsburg / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Crusades, Language and Literature - Dutch, Liturgy
Paper 1206-cThe End of History?: Johannes Renner Bremensis and the Livonian Rhymed Chronicle
(Language: English)
Michael Neecke, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Regensburg
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

This session relates the state of art of the research on the far neglected life in the convents of the Teutonic Order, i.e. culture. It was expressed in liturgy, the layout of the chapels, and the way the manuscripts were decorated. The architecture of the Teutonic Order’s castles was imitated by the neighbouring Polish duchies, e.g. in Mazowsze.