IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1120: Cistercian Reforms and Female Spirituality in the 15th Century: The Case of Lichtenthal

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organiser:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Moderator/Chair:Katrinette Bodarwé, Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Paper 1120-aReforms before Regula: Ways of Initiating Restoration of Monastic Obedience
(Language: English)
Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1120-b'Daz ist nit von worheit beweret und hat grundes nit in der geschrifft': Corrections, Adjustments, and Marginalia in Late Medieval Lichtenthal Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Astrid Breith, Deutsche Texte des Mittelalters, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1120-c'… das nyman kuscheit mag verlieren wider willen': The Power of Virginity in 15th-Century Hagiographic Texts in the Nunnery of Lichtenthal
(Language: English)
Ulla Bucarey, Universität Augsburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Abstract

At the turn from the 14th to the 15th century, most religious orders sought to restore the obedience to their rules by reforms of their habits of life. In the course of these reforms the spirituality of nuns or monks and vernacular religious texts played an important role. The session seeks to reflect on these reforms in the Cistercian Order and the spirituality they were inspired by, taking the south-west German Nunnery of Lichtenthal as an example. Due to its library, which has been kept until now without considerable loss from its foundation in 1245 onwards and the good reports of vivid performance of monastic reforms, Lichtenthal forms an ideal matrix for the investigation of this issue.