Session1515
TitleInvisible and Imaginary Barriers and Their Crossing: Cases of Scholars, Merchants, and Women in Medieval Europe, I
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserAnna Horeczy, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa
Beata Możejko, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
 
Moderator/ChairAnna Adamska, Instituut voor Cultuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Universiteit Utrecht
 
Paper 1515-a Religio-Political Frontiers in Cristoforo Buondelmonti's Liber insularum Archipelagi
(Language: English)
Beatrice Blümer, Historisches Institut, Universität Kassel / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Index Terms: Anthropology; Art History - General; Geography and Settlement Studies; Political Thought
Paper 1515-b Astronomy versus Astrology: Limits of Perception
(Language: English)
Sylwia Konarska-Zimnicka, Wydział Humanistyczny, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego, Kielce
Index Terms: Anthropology; Education; Language and Literature - Latin; Science
Paper 1515-c Crossing Intellectual Borders between Krakow and Italy in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Anna Horeczy, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Mentalities; Rhetoric
 
AbstractThe first paper addresses the issue of creating and ignoring geographical, temporal, and sovereign borders in the manuscripts of Cristoforo Buondelmonti's Liber insularum Archipelagi. The second paper is dedicated to the perception of the border between astronomy and astrology as two overlapping fields of knowledge in the Middle Ages. The third paper explores the possibility of crossing the intellectual borders exemplified by the infiltration of Italian humanism to late medieval Krakow. The fourth paper will draw attention to new self-image of German humanist scholars at the end of the 15th century, who opened up the the social and cultural boundaries between the strongly clerical milieu of the universities and the world of the courts and the cities.