IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1225: Letters and Prayers: Written Communication in Cathedral (School) Milieux, c. 1100

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Organiser:Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Moderator/Chair:Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History & Political Science, West Texas A&M University
Paper 1225-a'Habent sua fata epistolae': News on the Manuscript Tradition of the Epistolary of Ivo of Chartres
(Language: English)
Christof Rolker, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1225-bLetter-Collections from 11th-Century German Cathedral Schools: Manuals for Communication?
(Language: English)
Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Rhetoric, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1225-cConnecting Heaven and Earth: Communication in Mortuary Rolls, c. 1100
(Language: English)
Lukas Wolfinger, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation & gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Abstract

The study of medieval letter-communication stands at an intersection of various historical and philological disciplines, and can profit from sustained scholarly interest in the fields of medieval literacy, rhetoric and practices of communication. Focussing on French and German clerical milieux in the 11th and 12th centuries, the session aims to integrate distinct perspectives on the study of medieval letter communication. It combines manuscript studies and text interpretation, with special emphasis on the questions of how and to what purpose specific letter collections were collated, rearranged and used, and what social and religious purposes they met.