IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 621: Violence and Rules, II: Violence against Traditions

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Forschergruppe 'Gewaltgemeinschaften', Universität Gießen / Oswald-von-Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organiser:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Moderator/Chair:András F. Balogh, Institute for German Studies, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca / Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Paper 621-aDer Kampf der Reformatoren gegen die baalistischen Pfaffen in der Grafschaft Nassau-Weilburg in der Zeit des Interims
(Language: Deutsch)
Winfried Frey, Institut für Deutsche Sprache & Literatur, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German, Religious Life
Paper 621-bErasmus, Reuchlin und Ulrich von Hutten als anti-dogmatische Gewaltgemeinschaft im Fastnachtspiel
(Language: Deutsch)
Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 621-cAgainst Horse Racing: Entertainment and Violence in Late Medieval Southern Germany
(Language: English)
Aneta Białecka, Independent Scholar, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German, Local History, Performance Arts - General
Abstract

Violence, especially when it is acted in groups, is often directed against authorities and the rules set up by authorities. At the turn from the Middle Ages to early modern times we can observe frequent uses of violence against established traditions. The papers in this session ask why certain medieval rules and traditions provoked violent oppositions at the end of the Middle Ages. They also ask, whether the violent opposition against rules led to alternative rules, and how they were defended, while the old rules were openly incriminated in literature or in performative acts.