The Beauty is in the Details. Patterns and Contexts in the Middle Ages


By GERHARD JARITZ

Edited by Judit Majorossy, Katalin Szende, Suzana Miljan, Teodora C. Artimon

ISBN 978-615-81353-3-7

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20194

Volume 4 (November 2019)

Paperback, pp. 343

For details on this volume, please contact us at publishing@trivent-publishing.eu.


BOOK DESCRIPTION:

This volume offers a cross-section of English-language articles published by the Austrian medievalist 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.

Quantity

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Tabula Gratulatoria

Introduction


Mentality, Human Behaviour, Emotions

1. Cistercian Migrations in the Late Middle Ages (1985)

2. Ira Dei, Material Culture, and Behavior in the Late Middle Ages: Evidence from German-speaking Europe (2001)

3. Images and the Power of the Spoken Word (2001)

4. The Destruction of Things in the Late Middle Ages: Outburst versus Control of Emotions (2003)

Social Order

5. The Material Culture of the Peasantry in the Late Middle Ages: “Image“ and “Reality“ (1995)

6. “Young, Rich and Beautiful“: The Visualization of Male Beauty in the Late Middle Ages (1999)

7. Social Grouping and the Languages of Dress in the Late Middle Ages (2000)

8. The Good and the Bad Example, or Making Use of Le Petit People in Late Medieval Central Europe (2002)

Minorities and Marginal Groups

9. Poverty Constructions and Material Culture (2007)

10. The Visual Image of the ‘Other’ in Late Medieval Urban Space: Patterns and Constructions (2009)

11. The Memory of Late Medieval Thieves (2009)

12. Signs of Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Visual Evidence (2014)

Animals and Other Creatures

13. Oxen and Hogs, Monkeys and Parrots: Using “Familiar” and “Unfamiliar” Fauna in Late Medieval Visual Representation (2005) 

14. Draconcopedes, or, the Faces of Devilish Virgins (2013)

15. Dogs in Church (2017)

Objects

16. The History of Late Medieval Everyday Life: A Review of Patterns and Contrasts (2009)

17. The Bread-Knife (2011)

18. Excrement and Waste (2015)

List of Figures

Index

Specific References

You might also like

Clients say