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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 614: Meetings, Emotions, Gestures: The Past - History vs Anthropology, II: Emotions and Society

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute of History, University of Wrocław
Organiser:Przemysław Wiszewski, Institute of History, University of Wrocław
Moderator/Chair:Przemysław Wiszewski, Institute of History, University of Wrocław
Paper 614-aAbrenuntiatio diaboli in Missionary Practice during the Conversion of the Western Slavs, 10-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Stanisław Rosik, Institute of History, University of Wrocław
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality, Theology
Paper 614-b'Z chlapuv pani byvaji [Lords made from peasants]': Social Change, Status, and Emotions in Bohemia at the Beginning of the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Marcin R. Pauk, Institute of Archeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsazwa
Index terms: Anthropology, Local History, Mentalities, Social History

Generations of the historians were studying an influence of emotions on historical events. Nevertheless, today one should pose simple questions: how did the emotions of historical sources’ authors influence the meaning of each of their texts? Is it possible to understand their emotions or are we simply misled by our own feelings? The answers are crucial in finding the solution to a problem: when results of the researches of the past should be treated as a parts of history - knowledge about a particular past - and when as a part of anthropology - knowledge about universal 'humanity'? The choice of a problem of medieval meetings of two culturally different persons/social groups, was made to show different/opposite conceptions of historical research.