Publications of Jaritz, Gerhard
The Edges of the Medieval World
In the Middle Ages, the edges of someone's world could carry various meanings and represent different things. They might, on the one hand, have been situated in far-away regions, mainly in the north and east, lands most often only known from hearsay and inhabited by strange beings: humans who had their faces on their chest, did not have a mouth, or had the heads of dogs. On the other hand, the edges of an individual's world could also just mean the borders of the community they lived in, borders that they may not have had a chance to cross their whole lives long. These varieties of the edges of the medieval world were the topic of an international workshop held on the Estonian island of Muhu - itself a place that could easily be associated with the topic of this meeting - in 2006. Specialists from eight European countries offer their insightful ideas and particular perspectives on the different edges of the medieval world and contribute to a discussion that is rapidly gaining importance for Medieval Studies.
...et usque ad ultimum terrae. The Apostolic Penitentiary in Local Contexts
The volume contains selected papers from an international workshop in 2005, at the Hungarian Academy in Rome. They aim at investigating the registers of fifteenth-century supplications to the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See and to analyse the multiplicity of issues in which a context of the local needs of Western Christians and the central power of the Pope had been occurring. The contributions make clear that local and individual factors and practice of Christian faith and religion must not be seen as separated from the global power of the Roman curia. The latter’s influence could become directly important for any individual in any local space, also … et usque ad ultimum terrae (Acts 1:8), in the utmost peripheries of the Christian world. The assistance by the Apostolic Penitentiary was indispensable in a large variety of cases. The occupation with such cases happened in the local and regional space as well as in the globalised centre of the Holy See.
The Long Arm of Papal Authority. Late Medieval Christian Peripheries and Their Communication with the Holy See
The volume contains selected papers from two conferences in 2003, at the University of Bergen (Norway) and at CEU. They deal comparatively with the communication of the Holy See with Northern Europe and Eastern Central Europe in the Late Middle Ages, both areas at the margins of Western Christendom. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of the registers of the Apostolic Penitentiary.
Oral history of the Middle Ages. The spoken World in Context
The papers in this volume are the outcome of an international workshop that was held at the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest. They concentrate on problems of the occurense, usage, and patterns of the spoken word in written and visual sources of the Middle Ages. The volume deals with the role and contents of direct and indirect speech in textual evidence or in relation to it, such as chronicles, travel descriptions, court- and canonization-protocols, sermons, testaments, law-books, literary cources, drama, etc. It tries to analyze the function of oral expressions in connection with late medieval images.