Markiert: IMC 2013

Unpleasant Affairs That Please Us: Admonition and Rebuke in the Letter Collections of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 11th and 12th Centuries

Let me start with a remark that may seem to be strange on first sight: Whenever an accident happens on a highway the result will be a traffic jam. That is quite easy to understand as it is a direct...

Letters in Frutolf’s Chronicle: Entertainment, Information, Authenticity

“No clear line can be drawn between the ‘historical’ and ‘literary’ aspects of medieval letters…and their worth as historical sources must always be evaluated in the light of their literary character.”1 “The great age of medieval letter writing, [collecting and...

What a pleasure: The IMC Leeds 2013

The International Medieval Congress is held from 1-4 July at the University of Leeds. With Evina Steinová, Sabine Berger, Christine Seidel, Christian Lohmer, Nils Bock and Karoline Döring our blog is well represented at Europe’s biggest congress for medieval studies....

Leeds anyone? An invitation to session 112 at the International Medieval Congress 2013 (1-4 July 2013)

Session 112 “Medieval Letters and Letter-Collections (1000-1500): A Pleasurable Reading?!” of this year’s International Medieval Congress in Leeds is organised by the Monumenta Germaniae Historica. It is devoted to medieval epistolography and addresses the IMC’s special thematic strand “Pleasure” on...