IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 326: Manuscripts and Texts in Medieval Austria

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Organiser:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Dominique Stutzmann, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 326-aThe Quest for the Perfect Library: Accidental Acquisition and Systematic Collection of Texts in High Medieval Monasteries
(Language: English)
Katharina Kaska, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 326-b'[…] dum in crastino de oxoniensi studio essem transiturus': Peregrinations of De causa Dei Manuscripts in Europe
(Language: English)
Edit Anna Lukacs, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Philosophy, Theology
Paper 326-cOld Texts and New Manuscripts: 12th-Century Theology in Austrian Monastic Libraries
(Language: English)
Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Philosophy, Theology
Abstract

This session set to explore the processes behind the acquisition of manuscripts (through copying, buying or gift) by monastic institutions in medieval Austria. Which texts were acquired and for what reasons? Is it possible to find evidence for systematic library planning? Do neighbouring monasteries collaborate in the searching for and acqusition of texts? Are monasteries belonging to one order collaborating with monasteries belonging to other orders or even with institutions from the outside world in order to get hold of particular texts? Examples will be from the later Middle Ages (12th to 15th centuries) and will focus on patristic, theological, and philosophical texts.