Cultural transfers in the Middle Ages: monasticism as a generator and mediator of 'secular' practices of social interaction and entertainment (Western Europe, 11th-15th centuries)

28 January 2012 → 27 June 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Theology and religious studies
middle ages monasticism symbolic aspects of social behaviour
Project description

This project will look at the phenomenon of cultural exchange based on the study of the role of medieval monastic groups in the creation and dissemination of entertainment games. Monastic groups incorporated elements of play from secular culture and transformed them to make them suitable for use inside the monastery and usable in the dissemination of monastic attitudes in the secular world.