IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1248: Medieval Epistolography, I

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, King's College, London / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organisers:Thomas William Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Anaïs Waag, Department of History, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Anaïs Waag, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1248-aLetters and the Epistolary Public Sphere in Ostrogothic Italy
(Language: English)
David Rhys Cole, Independent Scholar, London
David Rhys Cole, Independent Scholar, London
David Rhys Cole, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1248-bThe Letters of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Thomas William Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Thomas William Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Thomas William Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1248-cThe Letters of Haimeric, Papal Chancellor, 1123-1141
(Language: English)
Enrico Veneziani, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Enrico Veneziani, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Enrico Veneziani, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1248-dMoney, Cargo, Weather: Letters from Medieval Gdańsk by Erwin Marchand, Heinrich Vorrath, and Berndt Pawest
(Language: English)
Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Other, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

As an essential tool for communication in the Middle Ages, letters are a crucial historical source, broadly and frequently used by medievalists. And yet, there is still much to understand about medieval letters and the letter writing process. How exactly were medieval letters, particularly missives, composed and created? What was the relationship between sender, scribe, and chancery? How do epistolary theory and practice intersect? These two sessions Medieval Epistolography I and II seek to explore and answer these questions, and to find common ground between medievalists’ many ways of approaching letters.