Session111
TitlePublic Opinion, Debate, and the Medieval Public Sphere, I, 800-1500
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserLeidulf Melve, Institutt for arkeologi historie kultur- og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen
 
Moderator/ChairIrene van Renswoude, Boekwetenschap, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen / Huygens Instituut, Universiteit van Amsterdam
 
Paper 111-a Public Opinion as a Threat in Carolingian Times
(Language: English)
Warren Pezé, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance); Literacy and Orality; Rhetoric
Paper 111-b Reflections on Public Opinion and Public Debate: From the Carolingian Period to the Investiture Contest
(Language: English)
Leidulf Melve, Institutt for arkeologi historie kultur- og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen
Index Terms: Education; Literacy and Orality; Rhetoric
Paper 111-c Historical Writing as Propaganda during the Investiture Contest
(Language: English)
Sverre Håkon Bagge, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index Terms: Education; Literacy and Orality; Rhetoric
 
AbstractThe sessions will investigate the relationship between the formation of public opinion and the emergence of public debate at different social and institutional junctures. Questions relating to forms of communication and networks will be of importance, but also the relationship between types of public opinion and the specific forms of arguments brought forward by the participants. The range of case studies, covering the period 800-1500, will enable us to put forward tentative conclusions relating to the characteristic features of the medieval public sphere.