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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1641: Mourning and Remembrance, II: The Living and the Dead

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Lena Wahlgren-Smith, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:Christian Steer, Department of History, University of York
Paper 1641-a'Virtutum vitis Philippi vera propago / pontificum gemma cunctae probitatis imago': The Minutulus Epigraphs in the Maior Neapolitana Ecclesia - Rhetorical Paths of Remembrance between Lineage, Virtues, and Civic Identity, 1301-1407
(Language: English)
Marco Esposito, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Regensburg
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Epigraphy, Religious Life
Paper 1641-bPresentation and Physical Treatment of the Bodies of the Dead in the Íslendingasögur and Konungasögur
(Language: English)
Lucia Simova, Independent Scholar South Orange New Jersey
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Religious Life

The living and the dead often have a complex relationship. This session considers the relationship between the long dead and the living, through two papers exploring, respectively, attempts to connect a Neapolitan family of the High Middle Ages to Antiquity, and medieval Icelanders contemplating the death of their pre-Christian kings.