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Man of the Middle Ages towards death. Studies in historical anthropology about the Dialogue between Master Polycarp with the Death and the Dying’s Man Complaint

Tomasz Wojczak

Abstract

In this work I’m trying to analyse two medieval texts (The Dialogue between Master Polycarp and the Death and The Dying’s Man Complaint) using theories made by American symbolic anthropologists. In the first part of my thesis, the main methodological tools are Clifford Geertz’s idea of thick description, Sherry Ortner’s idea of key symbols, Victor W. Turner’s conception of rites of passage and Erving Goffman’s conception of interaction ritual. In the second part, I am using Roger Chartier’s three main concepts taken from his theory of history (the notions of appropriation, representation and practices) I have investigated the interaction between world of texts and the world of their medieval readers.
Record ID
UAM9d0c206a65bb45ea954b8733bb8d7927
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Tomasz Wojczak (FoH) Tomasz Wojczak,,
Title in Polish
Człowiek średniowiecza wobec śmierci. Analiza historyczno-antropologiczna Dialogu Mistrza Polikarpa ze Śmiercią i Skargi Umierającego
Title in English
Man of the Middle Ages towards death. Studies in historical anthropology about the Dialogue between Master Polycarp with the Death and the Dying’s Man Complaint
Language
  • pl Polish
  • pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of History (FoH)
Discipline
ethnology / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.6 culture and religion sciences
Defense Date
04-02-2016
End date
04-02-2016
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/14266 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
death, perception, culture
Abstract in English
In this work I’m trying to analyse two medieval texts (The Dialogue between Master Polycarp and the Death and The Dying’s Man Complaint) using theories made by American symbolic anthropologists. In the first part of my thesis, the main methodological tools are Clifford Geertz’s idea of thick description, Sherry Ortner’s idea of key symbols, Victor W. Turner’s conception of rites of passage and Erving Goffman’s conception of interaction ritual. In the second part, I am using Roger Chartier’s three main concepts taken from his theory of history (the notions of appropriation, representation and practices) I have investigated the interaction between world of texts and the world of their medieval readers.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM9d0c206a65bb45ea954b8733bb8d7927/

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