IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1125: Unity in Diversity: Performing Otherness in Medieval Central European Festive Entries

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Organisers:Károly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Kateřina Horníčková, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Universität Wien / Southern Bohemian University, České Budějovice
Moderator/Chair:Kateřina Horníčková, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Universität Wien / Southern Bohemian University, České Budějovice
Paper 1125-aManifestation of Splendour and Power: Solemn Royal Entries into Late Medieval Cracow
(Language: English)
Dorota Żurek, Department of History, Pedagogical University, Kraków
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Performance Arts - General, Religious Life
Paper 1125-bMerely Praising the Mighty?: Solemn Entries in Late Medieval Buda and Vienna
(Language: English)
Károly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Urban, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1125-c'The Moment the King Entered Town Peace was Starting to Pervade all the Land…': On Diversity of the Adventus Ceremonies in Medieval Moravia
(Language: English)
Robert Antonín, Department of History, University of Ostrava
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

Studying urban festive culture as part of political history has a long-established tradition in Western European historiography. Not only pompous processions but even entry celebrations received the careful attention of medievalists. Yet, the eastern part of Central Europe, namely the Bohemian, Polish, and Hungarian kingdoms, but also the Austrian Lands have not yet to the same extent been scrutinized in an international context. Accordingly, this session focuses on solemn urban entries in the latter region. Moreover, instead of dealing with the narrower political aspects the papers approach their subjects with a wider concept of political culture and analyse the performative facets of adventus ceremonies highlighting how participating social entities communicated their own concepts of belonging and otherness through these pageantries.