IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1216: The Virtue of Temperance

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Manuel Schwembacher, Department of German Language & Literature, Universität Salzburg
Paper 1216-aRegulations for Establishments of Pleasure in Medieval Towns
(Language: English)
Käthe Sonnleitner, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1216-bLegal Norms for Festivities in Medieval Towns
(Language: English)
Manuela Pezzetto, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Canon Law, Gender Studies
Paper 1216-cRegulations Concerning Pleasure as Reflected by Urban Historiography
(Language: English)
Ingrid Schlegl, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Daily Life, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1216-dThe Attitude of the Church towards Pleasure
(Language: English)
Ilse Aiglsperger, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies
Abstract

These papers deal with controlling and ordering public pleasure. Legal, moral, and religious authorities gave certain frames for public amusements in order to maintain law and order, to tell every person how to behave and which consequences can be expected if anybody would not follow the offical orders. Historiograph works tell us how citizens, knights and nobels dealt with those rules and which special regional orders could be found, which groups of persons had to obbey special orders, for instance women and children. One question is if those rules would have been a reduction of common pleasure or a garantee that a public entertainment would not have a chaotic end.