IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 616: Handbooks, II: Guidelines for Professional Activities in the High and Later Middle Ages

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 'Changing Representations of Social Orders', Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Organiser:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Moderator/Chair:Daniel Syrbe, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 616-aProphecy, Encyclopedia, Handbook for Special Purposes?: The Manuscript Evidence of the Livre de Sidrach
(Language: English)
Petra Waffner, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 616-bVisual and Textual Representations of Proficiency in Heraldic Handbooks during the Tudor Period
(Language: English)
Anna-Maria Blank, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Changing Representations of Social Orders', Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Index terms: Heraldry, Performance Arts - General

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 1. the antique ‘collection’ of Roman Agrimensor Manuscripts, widely copied during the Early and High Middle Ages for what?, 2. a wide range (encyclopaedic) vernacular collection of questions of not yet completely established purpose probably changing with tradition context, 3. heraldic handbooks of Tudor England.