IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 516: Handbooks, I: Guidelines for Professional Activities in the Early and High Middle Ages

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:FernUniversität Hagen
Organiser:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 516-aWhy Does a Doctor Need a Handbook: Paulos of Aigina, 7th Century
(Language: English)
Manina S. Krämer, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Education, Language and Literature - Greek, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 516-bWipo's Gesta Chuonradi II imperatoris (11th Century) as a Handbook for the Court's Chaplains
(Language: English)
Annika Hüsing, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality, Political Thought, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 516-c'Handbooks' for Becoming a Scholar: Distinctions of Proficiency in French Scientific Communities (12th Century)
(Language: English)
Marika Bacsòka, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Index terms: Education, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

Rules in the broad sense of guidelines or even directives for the best ways of dealing with special demands can be found in very different textual contexts in the Middle Ages. The session brings together -a: an early collection of rules for doctors, -b: a text frequently misread as historiography, but now interpreted as directive for chaplains of the imperial court, and -c: ideas for professionalization of 12th century scholars.