IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1316: Retiring in a Byzantine Monastery

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne
Organiser:Béatrice Caseau, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Moderator/Chair:Béatrice Caseau, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Paper 1316-aL'entrée au monastère du bandit et du criminel en Orient durant l'Antiquité tardive: modèle pénitenciel et modèle pénal
(Language: Français)
Bruno Pottier, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Index terms: Law, Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1316-bThe Monastic Vocation of John Kantacouzenos: A Reconsideration of the Master Narrative
(Language: English)
Arietta S. Papaconstantinou, Centre de Recherche d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Lay Piety, Monasticism
Paper 1316-cEmpereurs, militaires et dignitaires au monastère
(Language: Français)
Jean-Claude Cheynet, Centre d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Lay Piety, Monasticism, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Ending one’s life in a monastery was certainly a thing to do in the Middle and Late Byzantine Period. Entering a monastery in the middle of one’s life was a well considered possibility, either at the death of a spuse, or after a successful or unsuccessful career. Some chose to enter a monastery, others were forced to do so. This session offers to study the reasons behind retiring in a monastery for the aristocracy.