IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1211: Regulating Monastic Life, VII: The Search for and Consolidation of Identity in Male Communities

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Franciscan Study Centre, Tilburg University
Organisers:Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Krijn Pansters, Department of Biblical Sciences & Church History, Tilburg University
Moderator/Chair:Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Paper 1211-aThe Liber ecclesiastici et canonici ordinis of Lietbert of Saint-Ruf
(Language: English)
Ursula Vones-Liebenstein, Historisches Seminar, Universität Köln
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1211-bWhen is a Monk Not a Monk?: Lay Brothers and Challenges to Monastic Identity in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Abraham Plunkett-Latimer, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1211-cHow to Behave in the Bath: The Liber usuum of the Birgittine Brothers
(Language: English)
Sara Risberg, Diplomatarium Suecanum, Riksarkivet, Stockholm
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

In order to gain a full understanding of medieval monasticism, it is imperative not to limit oneself to the observation of the choir-monks of the most famous religious orders. Exploration of the customaries, constitutions, and rules of the multiple new regular communities that flowered in the high and late Middle Ages should also take place. This session focusses on some of these less well-known monastic communities, and issues related to the creation and content of their customaries.