Mannheim 19. September 2010
bis 20. Februar 2011
Ausstellung der Länder
Rulers of large parts of Central and Southern Europe, the Hohenstaufen kings and emperors ruled large number of peoples and united a multitude of widely differing cultures under their ruling hand. Dissimilar circumstances caused living conditions north and south of the Alps to develop differently.
Archaeological finds document domestic culture and cuisine and provide fascinating insights into the living conditions in a castle in the Palatine as well as the house of a Lombard merchant or an urban palace in Palermo. Written and artistic testimony allow interesting insights into the mindsets and mentalities of people from different estates and provide information on the state and transfer of knowledge among people in the High Middles Ages, from a Cistercian monk to a Lombard merchant to the Sicilian chancellor.
The exhibition makes these bygone cultural worlds historically accessible and comparable.