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Simon of Apulia. Randbemerkungen zu der Edition der Dekretsumme des Simon von Bisignano

Simon of Apulia. Randbemerkungen zu der Edition der Dekretsumme des Simon von Bisignano1   Zur Erinnerung an Josef Juncker (1889-1938)2 (Klick zum Download der pdf-Version) Summary The present paper is basically a review of the critical edition, published recently by...

Das Deutsche Textarchiv in der Graphenwelt

Einleitung Das Deutsche Textarchiv (DTA) stellt einen Disziplinen übergreifenden Grundbestand deutscher Werke aus dem Zeitraum von ca. 1600 bis 1900 im Volltext und als digitale Faksimiles frei zur Verfügung und bereitet ihn so auf, dass er über das Internet in...

“I was so bold to write to your mastership my mind, and all my sisters”: The Communal Negotiation of Dartford Priory in the Letters of Elizabeth Cressener to Thomas Cromwell

Around the mid-1530s in Kent, amid the context of Minor Dissolutions, governmental visitations and Continental religious upheaval, Dartford Priory’s long-standing prioress Elizabeth Cressener wrote to Thomas Cromwell with the communal good of her convent in mind. Asking “especially that we...

The Postulate of Thematic Unity and the Curious Case of Arnulf of Lisieux’s Letter Quam utilis apud principes

Everyone working on medieval letters might be familiar with a certain kind of professional irritation aroused by some of them, leaving you with a vague feeling of a deeper sense of meaning hovering over the printed page. Usually, this phenomenon...

Die Suche nach einem ‚Mittelalter’ im Erzählen des englischen Folkrock und Wege, sie zu deuten

An der Musik ist unter anderem reizvoll, daß sie in uns uralte Erinnerungen weckt, die oft nicht unsere eigenen, sondern Gemeingut der ganzen Menschheit sind. (Julien Green, Tagebucheintragung vom 8. März 1941).[1]   Definitorische Probleme Räume und Orte Figuren Typen...

Michel Foucault und das Mittelalter? Rezeption Foucaults in den deutschen Geschichtswissenschaften

Abstract: This paper looks into the work of Michel Foucault, the French philosopher, historian and public intellectual. It analyses the reception of his work in German historiography in general and by German medieval scholars in particular. The study combines a...

A Closer Look at the Zodiac and Phlebotomy Men in Wellcome MS 8004

Wellcome MS 8004 is a lavish codex without marginal annotations, with gilded initials and expensive pigments. It opens with a calendar and closes with a pilgrimage tract, in between are numerous texts on medical practice and astrological calculations. Wellcome 8004...

Ein süddeutsches Graduale des Deutschen Ordens: die Handschrift St. Peter a VII 20 in Salzburg

Bernhart Jähnig zum 75. Geburtstag gewidmet Gliederung 1. Einleitung 2. Die Handschrift: Kodikologie 3. Die Handschrift: Inhalt und Besonderheiten 3.1. Das Temporale 3.2. Das Sanktorale 3.2.1. Der Festfundus 3.3. Commune sanctorum sowie Spezial- und Votivmessen 3.4. Das Sequentiar 4. Der...

A converts´ saint? Mary Magdalene and the Hirsau reform movement

(This is a revised version of a paper given in Leeds at the International Medieval Congress 2015 in session 631) In the second half of the 11th century a new series of office chants for the feast of Mary Magdalene was...

Back to the Roots: The Rediscovery of Gregory of Tours in French Historiography*

Today Gregory of Tours (538-594) is considered the father of Frankish history.[1] It is not, however, his style and language that have won him this distinction, but rather the fact that his Historiarum libri decem is the first and indeed...

Was sind und zu welchem Ende studiert man Geisteswissenschaften?

Ein polnischer Kollege berichtete mir vor kurzem von einem seiner Studenten, dessen Prüfung sich aufgrund eines neuen Arbeitsplatzes verzögerte, den dieser zur Finanzierung seines Studiums angetreten hatte. Inzwischen hat er sein Studium der Geschichte erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Wie sich herausstellte, arbeitet...

Vulkane in der Umweltgeschichte oder das Problem der ‚Euphorie der Erkenntnis‘

Abstract: Interdisciplinary research promulgates euphoric hopes. By bringing together results of natural sciences and humanities scarce entries in historical data appear in a new light. A single account may offer a convincing explanation of a yet unexplored (or yet unconsidered)...

Swords and crucifixes: Functions and duties of the Order of St John in Fribourg (Switzerland) in the mirror of Late Medieval inventories

In the context of the crusades, Christian military orders were created, amongst them the Order of Saint John. These orders were involved in the organization and the politics of the Crusader states. At the same time they maintained a network...

Five Steps Downhill. The typological sequence of Carthusian architectural adaption to new surroundings

Architecture provides a shell for monastic life ever since. More than others, the eremitic order of the Carthusians relies on seclusion from the world by the built environment. This contribution to session 516 of the Leeds International Medieval Congress 2015...