Anniversary Book Launch for Professor Gerhard Jaritz (Central European University, Budapest)
On the 13th of November, we celebrated the 70th birthday of Austrian medievalist Gerhard Jaritz of Central European University – CEU (Budapest and Vienna). The CEU Medieval Studies Department together with Trivent Publishing organized a secret celebration where an anniversary volume authored by Prof. Jaritz himself, was presented in the company of his colleagues from Budapest and Vienna.
This volume titled The Beauty is in the Details. Patterns and Contexts in the Middle Ages offers a cross-section of English-language articles published by Prof. Gerhard Jaritz in the last 35 years. The eighteen articles comprise a refreshing variety of topics and approaches to medieval humans, animals, and things, organized in five thematic units: Mentality, Human Behaviour, Emotions; Social Order; Minorities and Marginal Groups; Animals and Other Creatures; and Objects. All these reflect his engagement with the issues of everyday life at its broadest and best. The reader of these articles, irrespective of knowing Prof. Jaritz from before or not, feels personally invited into the workshop of a meticulously creative mind, a profoundly professional historian who at the same time is also always ready to transgress traditional boundaries and conventions.
See more on the book here.