IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1108: Social Cohesion, II: In and through Texts

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:European Research Council Project 'Social Cohesion, Identity & Religion in Europe (SCIRE)'
Organiser:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Rosamond McKitterick, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1108-aHic et nunc: Early Medieval Social Perceptions in Latin Grammatical Works
(Language: English)
Cinzia Grifoni, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1108-bHierarchia in the Service of Social Cohesion: Different Interpretations of St Paul's Epistle to Romans in Carolingian Authors
(Language: English)
Bojana Radovanovic, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Political Thought, Theology
Paper 1108-cMultilingualism in Middle High German Literature
(Language: English)
Ingrid Hartl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities, Political Thought
Abstract

This second session of the SCIRE project deals with more subtle forms of social cohesion, which did not only work on the grand political or theological stage shown in the first session, but can also be detected in medieval texts. Cinzia Grifoni will show that grammars or, more generally, texts conceived as tools for early medieval school teaching do bear hints of social perceptions of that time. Bojana Radovanovic will look at how the notion of hierarchy was understood in interpretations of St Paul’s Epistle to the Romans in the works of Gottschalk of Orbais, Hrabanus Maurus and Hincmar of Reims. In the third paper, Ingrid Hartl will explore the positive and negative aspects attributed to multilingualism by taking a look at examples from Middle High German literature.