Session330
TitleInside and Outside: Relationships between Monasteries and the World, II
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserCristina Andenna, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Katrin Rösler, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
 
Moderator/ChairGert Melville, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
 
Paper 330-a Nuns as In-Betweens: Forms of Contact and Exchange between Nuns from High Nobility and Their Families in Late Medieval Germany
(Language: English)
Jasmin Hoven-Hacker, Projekt 'Germania Sacra', Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Index Terms: Monasticism; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 330-b Enclosure within Enclosure: How Severe Illnesses Were Dealt with in Reformed Dominican Convents
(Language: English)
Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Monasticism; Religious Life; Women's Studies
Paper 330-c Sança, Queen of Naples, and Soror Clara: A Life in between Religious Desire and Secular Responsibilities
(Language: English)
Cristina Andenna, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Women's Studies
 
AbstractIn the Middle Ages, traditional forms of monasticism regarded monasteries and the world as antithetical poles. On the one hand, joining a monastic community meant leaving the world behind, so to be 'outside'. On the other hand, from 'within' the cloister, the secular sphere was perceived as the 'other'. This antithetical perception has been challenged in recent scholarship. The two combined sections aim to highlight in different perspectives the multiplicity of entanglements between both spheres, and to qualify the reciprocal relation of exclusion and inclusion.