IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 311: Regulating Monastic Life, III: Rules and Regions

Monday 9 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Network for the Study of Late Antique & Early Medieval Monasticism
Organiser:Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Moderator/Chair:Matthieu van der Meer, Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, Syracuse University, New York
Paper 311-aAscetics and Relics in Late Roman Gaul
(Language: English)
Janneke Raaijmakers, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Education, Monasticism
Paper 311-bPraying by the Rules: Carolingian Rules on Monastic and Clerical Intercession
(Language: English)
Renie Choy, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Liturgy, Monasticism
Paper 311-cWhere to Place a Monastery?
(Language: English)
Violeta Pușcașu, Facultatea de Stiinte Juridice, Sociale si Politice, Universitatea 'Dunarea de Jos', Galati
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life

This section discusses the impact of geographical and political circumstances on the development of monastic institutions. Janneke Raaijmakers analyzes how monastic institutions emerged in a field of tension between ascetic ideals and local places of relic cult. Renie Choy shows how the practice and discipline of intercessory prayer – one of the key functions of communal religious life – is represented in different rules for monks and canons. Violeta Pușcașu discusses the interplay between monastic rules and geographical setting on the basis of examples from monasteries founded within the boundaries of modern Romania.