Rhetoric of War: The Imagination of War in Medieval Written Sources. Central and Eastern Europe in the High Middle Ages

Authors

KALHOUS David LUŇÁKOVÁ Ludmila

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference The Christianity and War in ‘Younger Europe’: Church at War, Religion in War, Perception of War in Medieval East Central Europe and Scandinavia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Keywords xxx
Description The authors scrutinized clerical imagination of war in selected medieval chronicles and other narrative sources written between 1000 and 1300 in Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, and Rus. Firstly, attention was paid to the problem of how much consideration was given to the armed conflicts in those narratives. Secondly, they looked at the conditions under which condition the war was not condemned, but appreciated as a solution of a conflict ( “just war”). Thirdly, it was necessary to study rhetoric devices (vocabulary, metaphoric, body language, etc.) used by medieval chroniclers to describe a war.

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