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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1207: New Contexts for Old Stories, I: Hagiography and Compassion in the Later Middle Ages

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Rijksuniversiteit Groningen / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organisers:Suzan Folkerts, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Moderator/Chair:Koen Goudriaan, Opleiding Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Paper 1207-aSaints’ Lives in a Devotia Moderna Context: Hagiographic Collections in the Priory of Korsendonk
(Language: English)
Valerie Vermassen, Onderzoekseenheid Middeleeuwen, KU Leuven
Index terms: Hagiography, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1207-bThe Afterlife of some 13th-Century Cistercian Vitae of the Diocese of Liège
(Language: English)
Suzan Folkerts, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1207-cContemplating the Life and Passion of Christ: The Visualization of Emotions in the Vernacular Vita Jhesu in a 15th-Century Illuminated Manuscript of the Cistercian Nunnery of Lichtenthal
(Language: English)
Ulla Bucarey, Universität Augsburg
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life

In the New Devotion movement of the later Middle Ages, a lot of older spiritual texts were copied and edited to meet the need for edifying and devotional material. The speakers in this session all work on 15th-century manuscripts in monastic contexts. They will present each a case study on the transmission of old vitae in the 15th century. Large hagiographic collections as well as a smaller set of Cistercian vitae, and a visualized Life of Christ serve as examples of new devotion to old stories.