rem – Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
Mannheim
19. September 2010
bis 20. Februar 2011

Ausstellung der Länder
Baden-Württemberg,
Rheinland-Pfalz
und Hessen

 
Die Staufer und Italien

Cultural Worlds

Depiction of the Seven Liberal Arts in the Italian Guest by Thomasin von Zerclaere

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.

 

Depiction of the Seven Liberal Arts in the Italian Guest by Thomasin von Zerclaere

Bavaria, mid 13th cent.; Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek