IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1021: Narrative Historical Sources, I: The Religious and their Texts - Historiography and Hagiography in Monastic Contexts

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Project 'Narrative Historical Sources in the Medieval Low Countries', Department of History, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Suzan Folkerts, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Moderator/Chair:Jelma Hoekstra, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 1021-aLate Medieval Monastic Historiography between Cloister and City
(Language: English)
Pieter-Jan de Grieck, Instituut voor Middeleeuwse Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism
Paper 1021-bFemale Hagiography for the Brethren of the Common Life of St Jerome in Utrecht
(Language: English)
Suzan Folkerts, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1021-cThe Sisters, the Confessor and the Minister General: Chronicles from Communities of Tertiaries in a Gender Perspective
(Language: English)
Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life

The participants of this session study narrative historical sources from monasteries and convents in the Low Countries. In this session late medieval monastic historiography and hagiography will be discussed. The subjects of the lectures are various: writing benedictine monks dealing with their secular environment, female hagiography written for a male audience in the context of the Devotio Moderna, and historiographic testimonies of the relations between tertiaries and their male superiors and benefactors.