Session729
TitleNew Religious Histories, III: Diversity and Authority in the Medieval Mendicant Orders
Date/TimeTuesday 8 July 2014: 14.15-15.45
 
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/ChairIan Forrest, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Paper 729-a Competition between Franciscans and Dominicans in 13th-Century England
(Language: English)
Cornelia Linde, Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Geschichte des Mittelalters, Universität Greifswald
Index Terms: Monasticism; Religious Life
Paper 729-b Sorority through the Ages: Modern Nuns' Chronicles and Convent Culture in Catalan Female Monasteries, 13th-17th Centuries
(Language: English)
Araceli Rosillo-Luque, Ancient Collections, Arxiu-Biblioteca dels Franciscans de Catalunya, Barcelona / TACITA MUTA, Universitat de Barcelona
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Monasticism; Women's Studies
Paper 729-c 'Nam Dominus noster eorum est': Encountering and Approaching the Other in Early Minorite Life and Logic
(Language: English)
Nicholas W. Youmans, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index Terms: Monasticism; Religious Life; Theology
 
AbstractMany studies of religious orders, ecclesiastical history, and lay religion are carried out within distinct fields. One way to approach this problem might be through the idea of religious 'choice', or even a 'religious market'. But allowing for geographical variations, and across the imposed categories of orthodoxy and heresy, a diverse range of groups offered preaching, pastoral care and other services, sometimes in co-operation and sometimes in fierce competition. How did contemporaries make sense of various forms of diversity and which perceptions and social ties narrowed their choices and influenced their allegiances?