IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1228: The Organisation of the Mendicant Orders, III: Legal Aspects of Mendicant Organisation

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Jens Röhrkasten, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Gert Melville, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte, Katholische Universität, Eichstätt / Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität, Dresden
Paper 1228-bConstitutional Reform and Legal Challenges: John XXII and the Reorganisation of the Franciscan Order
(Language: English)
Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1228-cThe Organisation of the Franciscan Custody of Oxford
(Language: English)
Annette Kehnel, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Mannheim
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life

The mendicant Orders developed their own administrative and legal practices. They also had to interact with secular laws and were subject to intervention by the papacy. The legal framework of mendicant organisation will be explored in this session on the basis of three case studies.