TitleThe Regula Benedicti and Carolingian Monastic Reform
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserAlbrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Moderator/ChairRutger Kramer, Onderzoeksinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
RespondentMayke de Jong, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 740-a Framing the Rule: Manuscript Contexts and Expectations towards a Written Guideline
(Language: English)
Johanna Jebe, Seminar für mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Daily Life; Education; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Monasticism
Paper 740-b In the Scrubs of CCM (Corpus Consuetudinum Monasticarum) 1: The Rule of Benedict and Carolingian Monastic Reform
(Language: English)
Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Monasticism; Religious Life
Paper 740-c Impossible Silence, Persistent Noise: Sonic Challenges to the Application of the Rule of Benedict in Carolingian Monasteries
(Language: English)
Melissa Kapitan, Department of History, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Index Terms: Daily Life; Ecclesiastical History; Monasticism; Religious Life
AbstractThe simple narrative of Carolingian rulers imposing the Regula Benedicti on all monasteries within their range of power has been abandoned for a very long time but it has never been replaced by a new, comprehensive narrative of Carolingian engagement with the Benedict's Rule. The three papers in this sessions approach the question from three different angels. Johanna Jebe focusses on Carolingian manuscript transmission of the Regula Benedicti. Albrecht Diem investigates which role the Regula Benedicti did indeed play in the corpus of Carolingian monastic reform texts, and Melissa Kapitan uses the theme of sensory perception as entryway to investigate the question how the Regula Benedicti was indeed read and applied in Carolingian monasteries.