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  1.  1
    Hören und Tanzen – Das samāʿ als spirituelles Mittel und gesellschaftliches Kommunikationsmedium.Şevket Küçükhüseyin - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 2018 (2):358-382.
    The following article looks briefly into the development of the spiritual practice of dance in Islamic mysticism prior to the ritualization of the dervishes’ ‘dance’ with the early Mawlawiyya. Focusing on changes in the notion of ‘dance’ or physical motion as a consequence of contemplation and ecstasy, it also examines its quality as a means to obtain this state. This is preceded by some remarks on the terms ‘dance’ in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, and a brief discussion of the difficulties (...)
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    ‚Störende‘ und ‚gestörte‘ Tänze – Zyklizität und zentrierte Wahrnehmung als Bausteine einer impliziten Poetik des Tanzens in der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters.Stefan Abel - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):308-330.
    A vernacular fifteenth-century sermon tells us, in order to warn of the threats to spiritual welfare posed by dance, that cyclic motion and centering of sensory impressions – amongst them intimate conversation – are essential elements of dance. When blending out the parenesis, implicit poetics of medieval dance can be distilled from that sermon. The way how these essential elements of dance are used for generating disruptions within literary plots will be demonstrated in three literary texts dating from the thirteenth (...)
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    The Sounding Waters. Performing World Harmony at Aquisgranum.Nicoletta Isar - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):331-357.
    This paper explores the issue of performative spaces in the medieval Latin Church, examining the mindsets of the time and the ways practitioners adopted the Platonic notion of world harmony. We then look at the Palatine Chapel of Aachen in the light of the Plato’s doctrine. At the heart of this analysis will be the cosmological drama at the creation of the world, described by Ambrose as a chorus of the constitutive elements. It is from this image that the proto-model (...)
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    Tanz in der Vormoderne.Philip Knäble, Gregor Rohmann & Julia Zimmermann - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):241-253.
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  5. Byzantinischer Tanz zwischen antiker Rhythmik und neuzeitlichen Volkstänzen.Dietmar Najock - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):383-408.
    By tradition, Byzantine dance is linked with both classical antiquity and today’s folk dances of the southern Balkans. Turkish influence on the latter seems limited primarily to musical instruments and melody but does not appear to include rhythm. In antiquity, and in Byzantine times, the simple rhythmic foot was divided into arsis and thesis, the ‘up’ and ‘down’ of a step, and the ratio of their lengths determined the rhythmic genus, 1:1 dactylic, 2:1 iambic, 3:2 paeonic and 4:3 epitrite. This (...)
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  6. Tanzen Gegen Die Sünde? Zum Tanzkapitel in Meister Ingolds ‚Guldin Spil‘.Björn Reich - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):409-426.
    In the 15th century, play and dance were expressively criticised. This makes it all the more remarkable for the Dominican Meister Ingold to identify, in his ‘Guldin Spil’, not only chess, cards and dice as some of the seven games useful to overcome the seven deadly sins, but also dance. Ingold, however, does not praise the outward dance. Rather, he intends to turn the reader towards what may be called inner contemplation or Betrachtung, with the various stages of Jesus’ life (...)
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  7. Tanz als Krankheit, Tanz als Therapie. Die Formierung eines religiös-medizinischen Konzepts.Gregor Rohmann - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):281-307.
    ‘Dancing mania’ has often been understood as an expression of purportedly ‘typical medieval’ mass hysteria. Yet evidence suggests that a better interpretation would be to see it as a disease, the idea of which was shaped by patterns tracing back to antique cosmology. During the later Middle Ages, this concept became reality as a form of suffering primarily determined by spiritual forces which typically struck only individuals or small groups in narrowly defined regions. This article closely examines a key shift (...)
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  8. Die Wirkmacht der Nachahmung. Tanzende Heilige und tanzende Klosterleute im hohen und späten Mittelalter.Jörg Sonntag - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):258-280.
    This article sets the dancing of religious and saints and their role models in the perspective of imitation in terms of an essential cultural technique of the Middle Ages. Since the religious were compelled in their search for God by the imitation of Christ and the saints, their dancing was also to be integrated into the symbolic order of the monastery. Given that dance and religious practice are both governed equally by two fundamental categories – regularity and ritualization on the (...)
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  9. Ambivalenzen der Darstellung und Zirkelschlüsse der Interpretation. Die Tanzdarstellung Hiltbolts von Schwangau im ‚Codex Manesse‘ und der Reigen höfischer Tugenden im ‚Roman de la Rose‘.Julia Zimmermann - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (2):427-446.
    Numerous studies covering courtly dancing and its portrayal in medieval European religious art and literature seem to have, to a large extent, exhausted this subject. Nevertheless, works on courtly dances remain, for the most part, more speculative in nature than apparent at first glance. This is amazing when we consider the importance of courtly dance in literature and art dating from the Middle Ages, as there are only few Middle High German poems in which collective dance is not mentioned. Contrasting (...)
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  10. Iuwers zornes unm'ze / missevellet uns sêre – Legitimität von Maßlosigkeit im mittelalterlichen Erzählkosmos.Amelie Bendheim - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):11-28.
    Starting from the deficiencies of current approaches regarding the description of the hero in medieval narratives, this article aims to functionalise exorbitance as a new category of literary history. Unlike the conceptual and binary typing of the protagonist as ‘hero’ resp. ‘knight’, this category promotes a flexible model that operates relationally and hence enables gradual differentiations between the texts.Examples of medieval epic and romance will show the narrative treatment and stylisation of the exorbitant hero. The focus will be on the (...)
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    Ultra Mensuram Tendere. Zur Maßlosigkeit Mönchischer Askese.Christina Johanna Bischoff - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):29-47.
    The present contribution deals with excess in medieval and early modern monastic asceticism. It claims that excess, in this context, is not an individual option, but a general problem inherent to Christian asceticism. By giving priority to self-denial, this type of asceticism promotes a self-regulated, autonomous subjectivity which is clearly an unintentional by-product of the asceticism. Therefore individual asceticism oscillates between prohibited self-fashioning and, as a response, intensified self-denial. The problem is outlined in an introductory chapter about ‘De exterioris et (...)
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    Gelehrte Autorität und die Ordnung der Dinge. Über Wissen, Macht und die Vermessung der Wirklichkeit im Mittelalter.Marcel Bubert - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):48-66.
    Although the medieval period was not part of Michel Foucault’s seminal study on ‘The Order of Things’, there are good reasons to believe that the learned cultures of the Middle Ages were to a certain degree based on specific epistemic orders, general organizing principles which were unconsciously presupposed in concepts of reality. Nevertheless, the extent as to which these concepts are in fact committed to the assumption of a metaphysically determined measuring of reality, is not altogether clear. This article aims (...)
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    Naturmaß, künstlerisches Maß und die Maßlosigkeit ihrer Anwendung. Simplicia in zwei ‚Tractatus de herbis‘-Handschriften des 13. und 14. Jahrhunderts. [REVIEW]Theresa Holler - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):67-91.
    On the cusp of the 14th century, a new means of visualizing plants arose in the herbal manuscript tradition of South Italy. Unlike the previous medieval tradition’s stylized plant representations or antique manuscripts with their lifelike representations, these new images are characterized by their similarity to nature and pressed herbs. Based on two ‘Tractatus de herbis’ manuscripts, namely the MS lat. 6823 in Paris and the MS Egerton 747 in London, this article examines such a new form of nature as (...)
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    Messen ohne Maß? Nicolaus Cusanus und das Kriterium menschlicher Erkenntnis.Christian Kny - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):92-108.
    In the late Middle Ages, Nicholas of Cusa renders human cognition as creative, asymptotic assimilation—humans creatively approach their objects of cognition without ever fully reaching them. Questions about measuring are an important part of Nicholas’ model of cognition in two regards: On the one hand, he explicitly calls human cognition a ‘measuring’, moving the concept into the centre of attention. On the other hand, measuring in the sense of evaluating epistemic activities is an issue for Nicholas. He describes humans as (...)
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    Anzahl Und Ausmaß. Die Griechisch-Arabisch-Lateinische Rezeption der Aristotelischen Zeitdefinition.Andreas Lammer - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):109-127.
    This paper traces the reception of the Aristotelian definition of time from its earliest to its most authoritative interpretations, and describes how their readings pave the way for a sophisticated amalgamation of divergent Aristotelian and Platonic elements in the temporal theory of Avicenna. The focus of attention lies on specific perceptions of the relation between time and motion, more precisely on the contrary descriptions of time as the measure of motion and motion as the measure of time. The latter leads (...)
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    Einleitung. Maß und Maßlosigkeit im Mittelalter.Isabelle Mandrella & Kathrin Müller - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):1-6.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Das Mittelalter Jahrgang: 23 Heft: 1 Seiten: 1-6.
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  17. Das Maß der Gewalt. Normalität und Exzess von körperlicher Gewalt als historiographisches Problem.Christoph Mauntel - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):128-144.
    This paper deals with the question, how an abstract practice like ‘violence’ can be measured. On a methodological level, there are two possibilities: On the one hand, a quantitative approach that tries to determine homicide rates allegedly allowing comparisons over regions and time. On the other hand, there is a qualitative approach that analyses key concepts like ‘cruelty’ in order to define the limits of acceptable violence. However, both approaches have clear shortcomings. This article proposes another perspective: Using the example (...)
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  18. Angemessene Tugend und Wissenserwerb in der byzantinischen Ethik des Michael Psellos.Denis Walter - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):145-159.
    The Byzantine philosopher Michael Psellos describes in his ethics two kinds of virtue: practical and intellectual virtues. Practical virtues are defined as a middle term between two extremes as is known from the Aristotelian tradition. His innovation is to define also a middle regarding the intellectual virtues. He says that the highest object of knowledge is not graspable for the human intellect because it exceeds his powers. Whoever strives to understand the highest object of knowledge, the essence of god, is (...)
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    Das Maßlose Begreifen. Gott als Gegenstand der Theologie bei vier scholastischen Autoren.Florian Wöller - 2018 - Das Mittelalter 23 (1):160-175.
    This article examines four medieval views on the subject of theology. Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, John Duns Scotus, and Peter Auriol were all confronted with an idea based on Aristotle’s theory of knowledge according to which any scientific discipline is unified by its proper subject. In defining this subject of theology, however, the theologians had to confront one thorny problem: God, whom they considered to be the subject of theology, cannot be grasped by any concept accessible to the human (...)
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