Session103
TitleBordering the Magical and the Miraculous
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorOnderzoekschool Mediëvistiek
 
OrganiserSven Meeder, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
 
Moderator/ChairIrene Jacobs, Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
 
Paper 103-a Miraculous Borders: The (City) Wall and Saintly Miracles in Gregory of Tours' Hagiographies
(Language: English)
Anne Sieberichs, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis (OGK), Universiteit Utrecht
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Hagiography
Paper 103-b 'Sicut Sofonias protulit': Biblical Authority in Medieval Prognostic Texts
(Language: English)
Bruno Schalekamp, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 103-c Six-and-a-Half-Metres of Knowledge: The Mülinen Rotulus
(Language: English)
Tim Hertogh, Universitetet i Oslo
Index Terms: Daily Life; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medicine; Religious Life
 
AbstractThis session will consider the borders of the extraordinary in early medieval Europe, where supernatural phenomenons can take place. It is the miraculous liminal space of the city wall within Gregory of Tours' hagiographies, where city and citizenship start and end, that allows for the miraculous performativity of a saint. The divide between biblical authority and prognostics is broken down when the Bible is in fact included within prognostic texts. A focus on the internal logic of the Mülinen Rotulus allows us to examine this medieval source beyond the magical. Using this varied approach, this session aims to nuance older stricter ways of categorizing the magical and the miraculous.