Session 1019: Ecclesiastical Advertising
Wednesday 12 July 2006, 09.00-10.30
|Organiser:||Laura Iseppi, Independent Scholar, Rovereto|
|Moderator/Chair:||Karen Eileen Overbey, Department of Fine Arts, Seattle University|
|Paper 1019-a||Mnemotechnics and the Depiction of Trades: The 'Last Judgment' at Chaldon, Surrey|
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Trade, Rhetoric
|Paper 1019-b||Cultivating Irish Exoticism at Hildegard's Disibodenberg|
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life
|Paper 1019-c||Self-Promotion: Jacobus de Voragine’s Legenda Aurea and the ‘New’ Dominican Liturgical Calendar|
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism
The session concentrates on representations and reinterpretations of sacred history in ecclesiastical environments, both continental and insular, in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Abstract paper -c: Research on the Legenda Aurea clearly demonstrates that the text was intended as a reference work for Dominican students and preachers. However, the multiplicity of manuscripts in existence. both in Latin and in vernacular languages, points to a more ‘universal popularity’. By considering revisions to his Order’s liturgy and calendar carried out by Humbert of Romans, Fifth Master General of the Dominicans (detailed in British Library MSS, Additional 23935, 14089, and 11882, all Legenda manuscripts with a Dominican provenance), I argue that the Legenda Aurea was produced as a direct expression of support by a leading Dominican for his Order’s new liturgy.