IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1006: The Ambiguities of Novelty

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1006-aTradition and Innovation in Byzantine Bookscripts
(Language: English)
Niels H. Gaul, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 1006-bA Crusader and the Chieftain's Daughter: Tradition and Innovation in the Baltic Crusades
(Language: English)
Anti Selart, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
Index terms: Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 1006-cNew Towns, New Troubles: Conflicts around Town Foundations in 13th-Century Central Europe
(Language: English)
Katalin Szende, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Social History
Abstract

Medieval sources discuss novelties or new developments of different types and function on a regular basis and with very different evaluations: praising them, on the one hand, and condemning them, on the other hand. Sometimes, one can find contrasting statements concerning the same object or phenomenon. The comparison of new and traditional forms can also be recognised frequently. The session is meant to discuss this situation comparatively.