IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1125: Festive Cultures and Everyday Life in the Middle Ages

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und frühe Neuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Paper 1125-aThe Syncretism of Pagan and Christian Festival Rituals in Old Russia's Daily Life
(Language: English)
Ursula Bieber, Fachbereich Slawistik / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Ursula Bieber, Fachbereich Slawistik / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Slavic
Paper 1125-bYou Are What You Eat?: The Festive Cultures of Bondsmen and Everyday Life in the Medieval Eastern Alps Region by Means of Decrees, Urbaria, and Historiography
(Language: English)
Wolfgang Neuper, Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg
Wolfgang Neuper, Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life
Paper 1125-cInnkeepers and Landlords: Gastronomic Regulations in Late Medieval Salzburg
(Language: English)
Jutta Baumgartner, Fachbereich Geschichte, Universität Salzburg
Jutta Baumgartner, Fachbereich Geschichte, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Law, Local History
Abstract

In contrast to our extensive knowledge on courtly life in the Middle Ages, this session focuses on the social life of the ‘common man’ concerning his festive culture and rituals. The questions which have to be answered in this session are: how much do we know about their celebration of the festivals, or their rituals concerning the feasts over the cycle of the year? Do they follow the Christian tradition or are there still relics of pagan influence? Are there any specifications, allowances, or guidelines on how to celebrate from the authorities? Based on diverse primary sources like historical documents, urbaria, or even travelogues, this session sums up the festive cultures in lower social classes in different regions of Europe in the Middle Ages.