U+2018This story may provide proofU+2019. History and authority in Syriac excerpt collections and beyond. Ghent University
Combining intellectual history with material philology, this project studies the authority attributed to
histories in Syriac excerpt collections (6-10th c). It uses unstudied material to analyse the
intertwining of identity formation and historical narratives, to provide the first cross-cultural study of
late antique excerpt collections, and to study the changing status of historical knowledge compared
to other types of ...
High Tide - Low Tide. BrugesU+2019 late-medieval harbour system as a maritime cultural landscape. Ghent University
BrugesU+2019 role as late-medieval harbour and U+201Cmaritime cultural landscapeU+201D is inextricably associated with the dynamic interaction between man and nature via the Zwin tidal inlet. The connectivity within the local and with the global trade networks, the transactions in commodities as well as the impact of residing foreigners on material culture will be the subject of this interdisciplinary study.
Fifteenth-century Bruges is a case in point to study a medieval law of commerce. Already in the later
thirteenth century, Bruges had become the main commercial hub between the Mediterranean and
the North Sea and attracted more foreign merchants than any other European town. Both princely
and city governments tried to offer foreign merchants market peace, physical protection and legal
security through legislation and ...
The 'Disputatio Raimundi Christiani et Hamar Saraceni': a case study on medieval Christian-Muslim exchange KU Leuven
This research project is based on the working hypothesis that religions are not only cultural artefacts. Their peaceful coexistence cannot be secured simply by ignoring the doctrines that divide – and define - them. Throughout the ages, the proponents of divergent religious views actually did argue about differences. Ramon Llull’s dispute with the Muslim Hamar, set down in 1308, provides an ideal example for a case study of medieval ...
This project offers an innovative perspective on medieval insurgency. An in-depth analysis of the 'illicit speech' of commoners will reveal whether the role of urban commoners in sustaining and spreading contentious beliefs was an essential one. Instead of considering protestors as violent rebels whose collective actions were harmful to political progress, as scholarship has often done in the past, this project sees citizens as creative ...