IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 604: Inculcating Social Attitudes through Text and Wall Paintings in the Early and Later Middle Ages

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Bertil Nilsson, Department of Religious Studies, Theology & Classical Philology, Göteborgs Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Clare Pilsworth, Centre for History of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of Manchester
Paper 604-aImages of Devotion in Swedish Wall Paintings
(Language: English)
Viktor Aldrin, Department of Religious Studies & Theology, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Education, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 604-bBound to Feel Ashamed: Shaming Punishments in Medieval Sweden
(Language: English)
Bertil Nilsson, Department of Religious Studies, Theology & Classical Philology, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law
Abstract

In the first paper, devotional activities such as praying and worshipping in wall paintings, will be analysed. The wall paintings were the illiterate man’s manual where he was taught the essentials of Christian faith and devotion.
In the second paper, the judicial regulations are analysed, which were meant to arouse feelings of humiliation by the punished person, but not to be corporal punishment.