Project

Didactic Communities – Performing Moral Instruction across North-Western European Nobility in the High Middle Ages

Code
3PL05016W
Duration
01 June 2017 → 31 May 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Cultural history
Keywords
Middle Ages Cultural Elites Nobility German English French Latin Dutch Comparative Language and text analysis Western Europe Literary studies Didactics History
 
Project description

The project examines the dynamics of moral instruction of the lay nobility across North-Western Europe: northern France, the southern Low Countries, England and Germany. In a comparative approach, it focuses on the personal networks of the cultural elites as well as the role of vernacular literature in the promotion of noble values in the twelfth and thirteenth century.