IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1125: Friendship in Letters and Letter Collections

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:British Academy Network for 'Medieval Friendship Networks'
Organiser:Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Walter Ysebaert, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Vlaanderen / Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Paper 1125-aFriendship in the Letters of Philip of Harvengt
(Language: English)
Lynsey Robertson, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 1125-bA Tale of Two Friends: Lawrence of Durham and Aelred of Rievaulx
(Language: English)
Mia Münster-Swendsen, SAXO Institute, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 1125-cCroatian Humanists and their Correspondence: Different Levels of Communication and Friendship
(Language: English)
Iva Kurelac, Institute of Historical & Social Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Abstract

The session explores the role of friendship as a writing strategy in diverse letters and letter collections from Hainault and Yorkshire in the High Middle Ages and Dalmatia in the 16th century. The papers adress the question of friendship discourse in relation to personal networks and connections of individual writers.