IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1532: The Politics of Piety in Late Medieval Europe

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Iris Palenik, Institut für die Jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
Moderator/Chair:Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Paper 1532-aDonation and Commemoration: Austrian Nobility and Its Piety in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Markus Gneiß, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety
Paper 1532-bPiety in 14th-Century Hungary: The House of Anjou, Monastic Orders, and Saintly Cults
(Language: English)
Sonja Lessacher, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety
Paper 1532-cPolitics in Sermons?: Viennese Theologians and the Destruction of the Austrian Jews, 1420-1
(Language: English)
Iris Palenik, Institut für die Jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Literacy and Orality, Sermons and Preaching, Technology
Abstract

In the last few decades, historical research of piety and devotions in the Middle Ages has increased rapidly, as is evident from the works of Berndt Hamm or Gabriela Signori. Religious beliefs played a key role in everyday life. Through the course of the Middle Ages we can see a development towards a more individualized form of piety but also the growing dominance of politicizing. This session wants to dedicate its efforts to examine different ways of how piety an devotion was politicized by the nobility and theologians in late medieval Europe.