Session 1618: Hospitals in Urban Society, II
Thursday 13 July 2006, 11.15-12.45
|Sponsor:||Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Wien|
|Organiser:||Herwig Weigl, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien|
|Moderator/Chair:||Brigitte Resl, School of Histories, Languages & Cultures, University of Liverpool|
|Paper 1618-a||Religion as Medicine: Hospitals, Art, and Healing the Poor in Renaissance Italy|
Index terms: Art History - General, Lay Piety, Medicine
|Paper 1618-b||Between Life and Death: Liturgical Aspects of Communion and Extreme Unction in the Late Middle Ages|
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy
|Paper 1618-c||Hospitals between Clergy and Laity in Southern Germany|
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Social History
These two sessions will address the various ways in which (late) medieval hospitals were integrated into urban society. Aspects of piety and charity, medicine, art, administration and space will be discussed. Different regions of Europe (England, Dalmatia,Tuscany, Germany) were deliberately chosen to compare different social and cultural backgrounds. These sessions are a follow-up to “Care for the Poor in the Middle Ages: A European Survey” at IMC 2005.
Abstract paper -b: During the Late Middle Ages the ideal was to die within the community of the Church. To receive the last sacraments before death was a prerequisite to gain salvation. Therefore the visitation of the sick and preparation for death with receiving and giving respectively of absolution, communion, and extreme unction was a right for all parishioners and a duty of every parish priest. The paper will focus on liturgical aspects of this kind of pastoral care.