IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 511: Regulating Monastic Life, IV: Master Hildemar and Monastic Reform

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Network for the Study of the Study of Late Antique & Early Medieval Monasticism
Organiser:Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Moderator/Chair:Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Paper 511-aHildemar's Rule: A Carolingian Commentary on the Rule of Benedict
(Language: English)
Julian Hendrix, Department of Classics & History, Carthage College, Wisconsin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Education, Monasticism
Paper 511-bMonastic Hierarchy according to the Hildemar Commentary
(Language: English)
Mariël Urbanus, Department voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Education, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 511-cExposing Carolingian Expositiones: Regulating Monastic Boundaries through the Rule of Benedict
(Language: English)
Corinna Prior, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Education, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This session revolves around the Commentary on the Regula Benedicti written in the middle of the 9th century by the monk Hildemar of Civate, which is an eminent, though still widely neglected source on Carolingian monastic life in the period after the monastic reforms of 816. It shows how the reform process of 816 was continued and implemented and how rule and life were reconciled. Julian Hendrix gives a general outline of the place of Hildemar’s commentary in the monastic world after 816. Mariël Urbanus and Corinna Prior provide two case studies on key aspects of monastic reform in the Carolingian world: the role of space and boundaries and the interaction between monks and outsiders.