IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 607: Carthusian Monasticism, II: Carthusians in Life and Death

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Monastic Research Bulletin
Organisers:Joan Greatrex, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Julian M. Luxford, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:David N. Bell, Department of Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Paper 607-aLife in an English Charterhouse in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
James Hogg, _Analecta Cartusiana_, Universit├Ąt Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 607-bThe English Carthusians on the Eve of the Dissolution
(Language: English)
Peter Cunich, Department of History, University of Hong Kong
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 607-cPolitical Support for the Foundation of Carthusian Houses at the Turn of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Jeremy Catto, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life

The papers in this session will focus on three aspects of the daily lives of English Carthusian monks: the first of these will be based on official documentation and autobiographical writings of two of the brothers of Mount Grace priory. The second will explore the final days of the Carthusian martyrs, with the aim of bringing a fresh perspective to bear on the events preceding their execution, which will be viewed within the historical context of the order’s flourishing state during the early years of the Tudor monarchy. The third paper analyzes and compares ordination patterns of the two London charterhouses with those of the Benedictines in the century and a half prior to the dissolution.