IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 718: Threats and Insults

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Juhan Kreem, Tallinn City Archives
Paper 718-aLicensed to Insult: Goading Women in Old Norse Society
(Language: English)
Else Mundal, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Women’s Studies
Paper 718-bName-Calling in Late Medieval Central European Court Records
(Language: English)
Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Law, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Abstract

Verbal insults and threats played an important role in a variety of medieval sources: in any evidence about dispute and quarrel, in court records, in literature, etc. The session aims at showing this variety, differences between them, and uniform patterns that may be found in very distinct sources.