IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1206: Texts and Identities, X: Benedict of Aniane - The Man behind the Reforms, his Churches, his Saints

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Gerda Heydemann, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Janneke Raaijmakers, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Mayke de Jong, Instituut Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1206-aWho Was Benedict of Aniane?
(Language: English)
Walter Kettemann, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Paper 1206-bBenedict's Architectural Frame of Reference
(Language: English)
Annika Rulkens, Leerstoelgroep Geschiedenis van de bouwkunst, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1206-cRelics and Reform in Benedict's Aquitaine Days
(Language: English)
Janneke Raaijmakers, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Abstract

This session about the great reformer of the Frankish Church, Benedict of Aniane, deals mainly with the start of his ecclesiastical career in Aquitaine. Walter Kettemann will present the person Benedict among his circle of friends and followers. Annika Rulkens will study monastic architecture in Aquitaine in comparison with Benedict’s later foundations. Janneke Raaijmakers will approach Benedict’s reforms from the perspective of saints’ cults.