Session529
TitleNew Religious Histories, I: Old and New Narratives
Date/TimeTuesday 8 July 2014: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserMelanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Amanda Power, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
 
Moderator/ChairElisabeth Salter, 'Gender, Place & Memory, 1400-1900' Research Cluster, University of Hull
 
Paper 529-a Reframing the Friars Minor: From Old Origins to New Beginnings
(Language: English)
Amanda Power, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Monasticism; Religious Life
Paper 529-b Diachronic Structures: A Comparative Approach to the Monastic World of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Gert Melville, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Monasticism
Paper 529-c The Multiple Middle Ages: Modernization and Diversification Approaches to Religious History
(Language: English)
Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Religious Life
 
AbstractIn order to work towards a new history of the religious and monastic orders, orthodoxy and heresy, and the wider church in the medieval period, we must address the master narratives on which most historical study continues to be based, and which are thus reinforced by modern scholarship. This session examines the effect of these narratives and modes of conceptualisation on modern historiography in order to propose some new approaches to the wider difficulties challenges of the study of late medieval religious history.