IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 819: Monastic Reforms in 15th-Century Germany and the Low Countries, II

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Hildo van Engen, Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Den Haag
Mirjam Schaap, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Jens Röhrkasten, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Paper 819-aReform as a Strategy: Political Interests in the Reform of the Franciscan Order in the Netherlands
(Language: English)
Mirjam Schaap, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 819-bThe Franciscan Observants in Northwest Germany: Aspects and Approaches
(Language: English)
Daniel B. Stracke, Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 819-cThe Scottish Observants and the Critics
(Language: English)
Christina A. Strauch, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

Late medieval monastic reform movements have received much scholarly attention in the past 25 years, especially in the German speaking countries. Still, a lot of work needs to be done in this field. In particular, a comparative approach between the different orders and geographical regions is lacking. In our two sessions, we’d like to present and compare the research projects which are being conducted into these reform movements by different scholars and students at this very moment. We’d like to discuss the impact of the findings of our participants on our understanding of the observance movement in the monastic orders in general and on our understanding of late medieval society at large.