Session629
TitleNew Religious Histories, II: Naming and Describing Religious Groups
Date/TimeTuesday 8 July 2014: 11.15-12.45
 
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/ChairNeslihan Şenocak, Department of History, Columbia University
 
Paper 629-a Bad Behaviour: Action, Category, and the Law in Early Inquisitions
(Language: English)
Lucy Sackville, Department of History, University of York
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Religious Life
Paper 629-b Spirituals, Zealots, and Michaelists: Categorising Franciscan Dissidents
(Language: English)
Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Monasticism
Paper 629-c From the Beginning: Inquisition and Discerning Dominican Identity
(Language: English)
Christine Caldwell Ames, Department of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Monasticism
 
AbstractHistorians have come rather unevenly to look at the relationship between terminology used by groups to describe themselves, by contemporary others to describe them, and by modern scholarship, who by choosing particular names endorse certain narratives. While the study of heresy has benefitted from a growing precision in 'naming', other areas lag behind. Here, two papers explore and problematise the words used to categorise, respectively, the followers of heretics and dissident Franciscan groups, while the third looks at how the perceived qualities and roles of an order shifted within the continuity of its name.