Line Svenning Jensen, Lasse Jarl Jensen, Christian Bentsen, Anne Katrine Hjort Nielsen, Nicolai Møllegaard & Jonatan Debell

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Resumé This project accounts in basis, for the ordeal and its medieval context. Following, a detailed construction of the ordeals overall ritual process, is made through liturgies. The constructed picture is being analyzed thorough, based on the two ritual theoretics, Jørgen Podemann Sørensen and Catherine Bell, with the intention to create a varied picture of the ordeal. Relevant terms are being used in the analysis, to obtain a broad understanding and a profound insight into the existing culture regarding way of judging, and how to understand the ordeal as a performative act. The attained result in the analysis is being discussed in relation to the ordeal as a rational part of the medieval system of justice. Finally it is concluced, that the ordeal seems reasonable, in relation to its context, due to the fact that it maintains stability and balance in society.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 jun. 2012
VejledereKim Esmark


  • middelalder
  • gudsdom