TitleDouble Monasteries as Places of Inclusive and Exclusive Borders, II
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
OrganiserRacha Kirakosian, Deutsches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Moderator/ChairJonas Hermann, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University
Paper 1628-a The Benedictine Nuns of Engelberg and Their Fratres: A Double Monastery as a Centre of Piety?
(Language: English)
Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Deutsches Seminar, Germanistische Mediävistik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - German; Monasticism; Religious Life
Paper 1628-b Caput et domina?: The Troubles of the Abbess in the Birgittine Double Order
(Language: English)
Louise Berglund, Historiska Institutionen, Uppsala universitet
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Monasticism; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1628-c Double Liturgies: The Case of the Order of the Birgittines
(Language: English)
Karin Lagergren, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö
Index Terms: Liturgy; Monasticism; Music; Religious Life
AbstractDouble monasteries were and still are polarising. The master narrative about the maintenance of double monasteries, which were both praised (e.g. Herman of Tournai) and condemned (e.g. Bernard of Clairvaux) in the Middle Ages, is that they recessed over the centuries. However, double monasteries continued to exist until the late Middle Ages and with the Birgittine Order we even see new houses being established at a time of strict observance. Other double monasteries like Engelberg or Adelberg survived into the late Middle Ages and longer. This interdisciplinary panel will deal with aspects of communal life such as liturgy and power dynamics in double monasteries of the late Middle Ages.