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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 711: Florian Waldauf and the Haller Heiltumsbuch: Relics between Worship and Politics in Late Medieval Tyrol

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Stadtgeschichte, Hall in Tirol
Organiser:Romedio Schmitz-Esser, Stadtarchiv & Stadtmuseum, Hall in Tirol
Moderator/Chair:Claudia Klingenschmid, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Innsbruck
Paper 711-aZwischen Legitimation und Memoria: Florian Waldauf und das unvollendete Projekt des Haller Heiltumsbuches
(Language: Deutsch)
Livia Cardenas, Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Index terms: Lay Piety, Printing History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 711-bArtistic Restraint in Hans Burgkmair's Woodcuts for the Hall in Tyrol Heiltumsbuch
(Language: English)
Ashley West, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Art History - General, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities, Printing History
Paper 711-cPersonal Networks of Power and Piety: Erich of Brunswick, Catherine of Saxony, and Florian Waldauf: The Cover of the Heiltumsbuch as an Overlooked Historical Source
(Language: English)
Romedio Schmitz-Esser, Stadtarchiv & Stadtmuseum, Hall in Tirol
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy

This interdisciplinary session deals with the publicity of emotion in late medieval worship of relics. It concentrates on the case of the Heiltumsbuch at Hall in Tyrol. In its precious woodcuts, this manuscript illustrates the collection's history, the presentation of the relics to the numerous pilgrims, and the reliquaries that were in use for this purpose. What is the value of the Heiltumsbuch at Hall in comparison to other, similar books of relics? And what can it tell us about the emotions of the noble laymen and simple pilgrims towards the holy relics on the eve of the Reformation? The speakers will approach these questions from three different points of view.