IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1015: Encounters of Christians and Heathens in Medieval Latin, German, and Old Norse Literature and Historiography, I: From the Early Middle Ages to the 12th Century

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Schwerpunktprogramm 1173 'Integration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter' (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Forschungsprojekte der Universitäten Heidelberg, München, Saarbrücken und Zürich
Organiser:Uta Goerlitz, Abteilung für germanistische Mediävistik, Institut für Deutsche Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Uta Goerlitz, Abteilung für germanistische Mediävistik, Institut für Deutsche Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Paper 1015-aNames of Pagans and Christians, Pagan and Christian Names in Early Medieval Texts
(Language: English)
Andreas Schorr, Abteilung für Mediävistik und Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität des Saarlandes
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Latin, Pagan Religions
Paper 1015-bThe 'Poppo'-Legend in Latin and Old Norse Historiography
(Language: English)
Thomas Foerster, Centre for Medieval Studies, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1015-cHeathens and Christians, Heroes and Saints in the Middle High German Rolandslied and the Old French Chanson de Roland
(Language: English)
Stephanie Seidl, Abteilung für germanistische Mediävistik, Institut für deutsche Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - German, Religious Life
Abstract

In the Middle Ages Non-Christians and in particular Muslims were, from a Christian perspective, often without any differentiation depicted as ‘Heathens’ whose civilization at the same time seemed strange and captivating. The two sessions sponsored by the Schwerpunktprogramm 1173 ‘Integration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter’ (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), will ask for narrative encounters of Christians and ‘Heathens’ in historiographical and literary texts from the beginning of the Middle Ages to 1500 which are written in the German Vernacular, in Old Norse, and in Latin. Thus, the sessions aim to promote discussion and dialogue across the disciplinary boundaries of Medieval German Literature, Linguistics, and History.