Felicitas Schmieder előadása: The Moment of the Mongols: Europe grows out of Infancy (2009. február 16.)

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Prof. Felicitas Schmieder
(Fernuniversität Hagen, Németország)
angol nyelvű előadására
The Moment of the Mongols:  Europe grows out of Infancy

2009. február 16., hétfő 15 óra
Szekfű Gyula Könyvtár, ELTE BTK főépület I. em. (1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 6–8.)

During the Crusades, Latin Christians became involved with the East not only in a physical, military, and political way, but also in mental terms. They conquered the East intellectually. While they learnt a lot about it, so did about themselves. The Latins’ self-description and self-understanding changed in the confrontation and exchanges with their opponents so much so that they came to perceive and deal with “otherness” in legal terms. They started to rethink their position, their legal and political existence in a world of differences.
The Mongols hit in the middle of the thirteenth century when Europe was rethinking its identity in relation with the East. Arriving in a decisive moment of history, the Mongols opened the Far East to the Latins, who made good use of it and completed a process begun in the past two centuries. Merchants, missionaries, and adventurers penetrated further to the East, reaching and describing hitherto unknown lands. Christianitas was able – in a few early representatives – to systematically include news from the East into its image of the world, by either incorporating or refusing it.  Defining themselves in relation to “the other,” the Latins prepared to make the final step – this time to the West – leading to world dominion.

Felicitas Schmieder a hageni Távegyetem professzora, melynek budapesti irodája az ELTE különböző tanszékeivel kezdeményez közös oktatási kurzusokat.

Felicitas Schmieder legfontosabb publikációi:
- Europa und die Fremden. Die Mongolen im Urteil des Abendlandes vom 13. bis in das 15. Jahrhundert  (1994)
- Die mittelalterliche Stadt (2005)
- Il Codice Cumanico (2005
- Endzeiten – politische und gesellschaftliche Implikationen universaleschatologischer Vorstellungen in den drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen (2008)
- Venezia incrocio di culture. Percezioni di viaggiatori europei e non-europei a confronto (2008)
- Antichrist. Eschatologische Feindtypisierungen und –identifizierungen (2009)
- Aufsicht – Ansicht – Einsicht. Neue Perspektiven auf die Kartographie an der Schwelle zur Frühen Neuzeit (2009)

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