The ways of wonder in the middle Ages were shaped by a variety of places, stories and beliefs with ancient sources reworked by the Christian tradition. Activated by the opening of the Mediterranean, religious, commercial and military travels spread Christian worship, accounts and prized objects throughout Christianity. The real and the imaginary adventures confronted their protagonists with fabulous characters and places. The cult of Eastern saints found anchor points in the Western world where they sometimes developed as strongly or even more, proving, therefore, their polycentric nature.
The aim of the Symposium is to bring together scholars from diverse fields of Medieval Studies to discuss the wonder and its images in the middle Ages. Three different areas of studies are proposed: Geographies / Stories / Objects.
Registration will open soon.
18, 19 and 20 of october 2018
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona)