Klaus Oschema How Does Medieval Historians' Use of the Notion of 'Europe' Compare to Its Use in the Middle Ages?
The research presented in this video shows the need to reflect precisely the analytical notions and frameworks used when looking at medieval societies, and the limitations of reference to history when tackling contemporary questions. Some of the main findings of the comparative analysis of modern and medieval concepts of Europe conducted by KLAUS OSCHEMA are that ‘Europe’ and ‘Christianity’ were not used synonymously in the medieval ages and that modern historical research on Europe is often inspired by contemporary needs and influences.
LT Video Publication DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10069
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