IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 107: Breaking the Rule: Medieval Monastic Misdemeanours

Monday 12 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University College, London
Organiser:Philippa J. Patrick, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Aleksander G. Pluskowski, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Paper 107-aThe Significance of Food in Shaping Reformed Monasticism during the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Michele Moatt, Department of History, Lancaster University
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 107-bThe 'Real' Friar Tuck?: Obesity and Overindulgence in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Philippa J. Patrick, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Index terms: Anthropology, Monasticism
Paper 107-cViolence and Crime in Late Medieval English Monasteries
(Language: English)
Maureen Jurkowski, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Monasticism, Religious Life

This session explores infringements of accepted and expected behaviour within monastic communities. Although monastic communities were theoretically bound by a series of rules and regulations, there is evidence for these rules being bent or broken. The session also explores how such misdemeanours were responded to by the religious and secular community and affected the perception of monks in the medieval world.