IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1715: Some Aspects of Exploring the Medieval Countryside in the Orderly State in Prussia: Art as Testimony of Religious Life

Thursday 12 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Instytut Zabytkoznawstwa i Konserwatorstwa, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Organiser:Monika Jakubek-Raczkowska, Instytut Zabytkoznawstwa i Konserwatorstwa, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1715-aNew Research Perspectives: The Discoveries in the Church of Marianka / Marienfelde (East Prussia)
(Language: English)
Joanna M. Arszyńska, Instytut Zabytkoznawstwa i Konserwatorstwa, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Heraldry
Paper 1715-bRhetoric Model ad status in the Pictorial Education of People in Prussian Villages in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Monika Jakubek-Raczkowska, Instytut Zabytkoznawstwa i Konserwatorstwa, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1715-cThe Church in Montau near Marienburg: A Witness of the Birth of a New Local Mystic's Cult (Dorothy of Montau) and New Devotion
(Language: English)
Alicja Grabowska, Instytut Zabytkoznawstwa i Konserwatorstwa, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Art History - General, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

The section is devoted to the artistic culture of the countryside in the State of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia in the late Middle Ages perceived through the potential of artwork as a medium shaping the norms of religious life (christianisation of folk culture, evangelisation of the populace, stimulating devotion). The papers present the results of a newly undertaken research path – multi-aspect and interdisciplinary possibilities of exploring medieval folk culture, open thanks to recent conservators’ discoveries (paper -a) and applying an anthropological method of interpreting the works of art (papers -b and -c). A re-reading of the liturgical space of the village church allows us to follow the transformations of religious life of the countryside and the rules by which it used to be guided.