IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 108: Treasure Varieties

Monday 7 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Anu Mänd, Institute of History, University of Tallinn
Paper 108-aSilver and Gold, Iron and Corn: Medieval Treasure Finds and the Regal Claim upon Hoards
(Language: English)
Thomas Kühtreiber, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters & der frühen Neuzeit, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - General, Daily Life, Numismatics
Paper 108-bMore Precious than Gold: Venetian Arms Control in the Adriatic before the Purchase of Dalmatia in 1409
(Language: English)
Robert Kurelić, Department of History, University of Pula / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Daily Life, Maritime and Naval Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 108-cThe Hidden Treasure: The Life of a Parable in 14th-Century Bohemia
(Language: English)
Kateřina Horníčková, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Centrum Medievistických Studií, Praha
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Abstract

On the one hand, treasures seems to have been objects far away from or even opposing issues of daily life. On the other hand, however, everybody has been dealing with her or his treasures, certainly being very different from each other but still having similar functions in the perception of their owners or in discourses about their roles. The session will show this ‘quotidianity’ of treasures and deal with different approaches towards them and various sources that may be used for such approaches: archaeological evidence, inventories, hagiography, political correspondence, etc.