Session Title

Reconsidering the Boundaries of Late Medieval Political Literature I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Canadian Society of Medievalists/La Société canadienne des médiévistes; Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Univ. and Univ. of York

Organizer Name

Kristin Bourassa, Justin Sturgeon

Organizer Affiliation

Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Univ., Univ. of West Florida

Presider Name

Kristin Bourassa

Paper Title 1

Political Literature without a Political Nation? An Assessment of the Takkanot ha-Kahal Texts and Other Legislative Literature in Jewish Communities at the End of the Middle Ages

Presenter 1 Name

Martin Borýsek

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Centre for Medieval Literature, Univ. of York

Paper Title 2

The Invention of a New Language of Politics in between Medicine, Economics, and Science: The Singular Contribution of Nicole Oresme

Presenter 2 Name

Nicole Hochner

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem

Paper Title 3

Late Medieval Princely Hagiography in Rus' and the Balkans as Political Literature

Presenter 3 Name

Alexandra Vukovich

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Newnham College, Univ. of Cambridge

Start Date

12-5-2017 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 1060

Description

One of two sessions aiming to take a broad and interdisciplinary view of late-medieval political literature produced in multiple genres, geographical areas, and languages. This session explores Jewish legislative literature, the intersection of medicine and politics in the works of French writer Nicole Oresme, and the role of princely hagiographies as political literature in the Slavonic world.

Kristin Bourassa

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May 12th, 10:00 AM

Reconsidering the Boundaries of Late Medieval Political Literature I

Fetzer 1060

One of two sessions aiming to take a broad and interdisciplinary view of late-medieval political literature produced in multiple genres, geographical areas, and languages. This session explores Jewish legislative literature, the intersection of medicine and politics in the works of French writer Nicole Oresme, and the role of princely hagiographies as political literature in the Slavonic world.

Kristin Bourassa