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97837520070155

Editors: Bizzarri, Hugo Oscar; Borsa, Paolo; Dutton, Elisabeth; Uhlig, Marion; Herberichs, Cornelia; Rohde, Martin

Paradigmen und Perspektiven einer Mediävistischen Komparatistik

Freiburger Colloquium 2021

2023
17.0 x 24.0 cm, 272 p., illustrations color, illustrations b/w, cloth
98,00 €

ISBN: 9783752007015
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The publication presents the results of the interdisciplinary Freiburg Colloquium 2021 (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland) "Paradigms and Perspectives of Comparative Medieval Studies". The contributions explore the theoretical and methodological premises of historically orientated comparative research that focuses on the specific cultural conditions of the pre-modern period. The focus is on two central paradigms in current medievalist discourse: the materiality and mediality of medieval manuscript culture on the one hand and the central role of the Latin language as a supra-regional lingua franca and motor for exchange and innovation across linguistic and cultural borders on the other.

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The publication presents the results of the Fribourg Colloquium 2021 "Paradigms and Perspectives of a Mediaeval Comparative Literature - Paradigmes et perspectives de la littérature médiévale comparée - Paradigms and Perspectives of a Mediaeval Comparative Literature". The renowned, interdisciplinary and multilingual Fribourg Colloquia are organised every two years by the Institute of Medieval Studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

The articles in the current volume offer the results of comparative research in various medieval disciplines, including German Studies, French, Italian and Art Studies. The volume thus contributes to the historical exploration of current comparative discourses. At the same time, the articles illustrate that medievalist disciplines can provide impulses for methodological reflection in General and Comparative Cultural Studies. The studies on the historical characteristics of the medieval epochs make a decisive contribution to the sharpening and differentiation of comparative categories such as 'alterity', 'historicity' or 'cultural difference'.

The essays in this anthology concentrate on specific cultural conditions of the pre-modern period based on two paradigms that are central to current medievalist discourse: the materiality and mediality of medieval manuscript culture on the one hand and the central role of the Latin language as a supra-regional lingua franca and motor for exchange and innovation across linguistic and cultural borders on the other. A further focus of the volume is the interdisciplinary reflection on the theoretical premises and methods of the comparative approach within the framework of medieval studies.

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European history (219) || European history: medieval period, middle ages (172) || Handschriften (11) || History (834) || History of art (239) || Komparatistik (3) || Literatur (67) || Literature (11) || Manuskriptkunde || Medieval style (47) || Middle Ages (8) || Mittelalter (288) || Mittellatein (4) || Romanistik (27) || c 1000 CE to c 1500 (376) || c 500 CE to c 1000 CE (181)