IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 530: Re-Describing Religious Change, I: Negotiating Franciscan Identities

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Organiser:Sita Steckel, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 530-aAdam Marsh, Hugh of Digne, and the Exhortation of the Franciscan Order, c. 1241-1259
(Language: English)
Amanda Power, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 530-bNew Manuscript Evidence for the Preaching Activity of William of Saint-Amour
(Language: English)
Andrew Traver, Department of History, Southeastern Louisiana University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 530-cThe Making of Franciscan Poverty
(Language: English)
Neslihan Şenocak, Department of History, Columbia University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life

With the fragmentation of old grand narratives of secularisation, there is a renewed focus on the transformation of religion and religious identities in the Middle Ages: besides growing recognition of the historical flexibility of concepts and practices of religion, various institutional histories are being re-thought with a strong focus on the negotiation of boundaries in conflicts and cultural transfer processes. In this first half of a double session, the papers form a case study on the religious and social identity of the Franciscan order, which constitutes an important strand in the ongoing re-description of 13th-century religious history.