IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1220: Meister Eckhart in the Cities, II

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organiser:Freimut Löser, Abteilung Deutsche Sprache & Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Augsburg
Moderator/Chair:Freimut Löser, Abteilung Deutsche Sprache & Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Augsburg
Paper 1220-aMeister Eckhart in Cologne
(Language: English)
Ulrike Zuckschwerdt, Abteilung Deutsche Sprache und Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Augsburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1220-bMeister Eckhart's Reception in Nuremberg
(Language: English)
Dagmar Gottschall, Dipartimento di Filologia classica e Scienze filosofiche, Università degli studi di Lecce
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1220-cThe Friends of God: Eckhart’s Successors as an Urban Elite
(Language: English)
Regina D. Schiewer, Abteilung Deutsche Sprache und Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Augsburg
Abstract

The session deals with the well known German ‘Mystic’ and preacher Meister Eckhart and his interaction with the cultural situation of main European cities such as Erfurt, Cologne, Strasbourg, and Paris. One of the main topics will be how the work of Eckhart is related to a specific municipal culture, especially to the Beguines, other monasteries, but also to craftsmen and merchants. The reception of the work in the cities will also be discussed.