IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1212: Monastic Medieval Spaces: The Struggle for Architectural and Territorial Rules?

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Ana M. Tavares Martins, Departamento de Engenharia Civil & Arquitectura, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã
Moderator/Chair:Mafalda Teixeira de Sampayo, Departamento de Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Paper 1212-aThe Location Rules of Monastic Architecture in Medieval Portugal
(Language: English)
Catarina Almeida Marado, Centro de Estudos Socias, University of Coimbra
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1212-bPortuguese Cistercian Monasteries: Existing Rules or Not?
(Language: English)
Ana M. Tavares Martins, Departamento de Engenharia Civil & Arquitectura, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1212-cBenedictine Monastic Architecture: A Baroque Complex which Replaces a Medieval Monastery - New Responses to New Needs of the Rule
(Language: English)
Natalia Juan García, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Zaragoza
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The role played by rules, or its absence, in differing forms of monastic space is questioned. How can a religious order define the insertion of its monasteries in the territory? Is there a link between the history of a country and the monastic insertion in the territory? How can an implied rule become a fundamental and imposed rule when a monastery is planned and built? Throughout the analysis of monastic insertions on the Portuguese territory, as well as the study cases of monastic medieval architectures, the debate is initiated.