IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1107: Nuns' Tales: Medieval Religious Women and their Books, II

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Moderator/Chair:Hildo van Engen, Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Den Haag
Respondent:Geert Warnar, Opleiding Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur, Universiteit Leiden
Paper 1107-aCompilatio in a Laywoman's Late 15th-Century Buch der goetlichen Liebe und Summe der Tugent
(Language: English)
Undine Brückner, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1107-bThe Informiringheboeck (1510): Spiritual Guidelines for Religious Women
(Language: English)
Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1107-cNuns' Books and Monastic Reform: The Library of Lichtenthal during the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Ulla Bucarey, Universität Augsburg
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The aim of the sessions is to shed some light on the spirituality of female convents in the Late Middle Ages and more specifically on the role played by manuscript books in the formation of sisters and in their ‘spiritual education’. Reading and writing activities were not only common elements in the daily routine of religious women, but they had a clear and specific function in guiding the sisters to spiritual perfection.The papers will concentrate on religious communities from the Germany and the Low Countries.