IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 724: Literature of Cities on the Eastern Margin, I

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Jarosław Wenta, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 724-aContexts of Urban Historiography in Middle Europe and their Evaluation
(Language: English)
Jarosław Wenta, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Slavic
Paper 724-bBetween Necessity and Potential: Chancery Writers and Urban Writing in Polish Medieval Cities
(Language: English)
Piotr Oliński, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Slavic
Paper 724-cEncounters of Western European Travellers (1237- c. 1300) with Nomadic 'Tent Cities'
(Language: English)
Aleksander Paroń, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Mentalities
Abstract

As far as this section is concerned, three papers are to be presented. In the first of the papers city historiography in Central European countries will be presented as regards its functioning in urban community. The author will pay attention to historiographic works not only in terms of their historic character but also as priests’ aids during sermons and liturgy (memorative functions). The second paper will present the education of city writers and their intellectual abilities in the context of functioning in city offices of Polish towns. The last paper will mention the reports of Western travellers and their reactions concerning specific settlements in nomad countries which lack uninterrupted development. The section, on the whole, intends to show the functioning of city literature and the literature depicting the cities on the border of Christian world and on the edge of various culture zones.