IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 632: Vita vel Regula: Norm and Conflict in Hagiographic Texts, I - Frankish World

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Département d'Histoire, Université Paris VIII - Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Organiser:Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Moderator/Chair:Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Paper 632-aHagiography and Monastic Reform in Merovingian Gaul
(Language: English)
Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 632-bPerception and Application of Ancient Monastic Rules in the Vita Benedicti Anianensis (c. 821-822)
(Language: English)
Michèle Gaillard, Département d'Histoire / Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 632-cMeanings of Martyrdom in Early Medieval Burgundy: Outline of a Research Project
(Language: English)
Gordon Blennemann, Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris / Mittelalterliche Geschichte und Historische Hilfswissenschaften, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Abstract

These two sessions form a new contribution to our program Vita vel Regulawhich aims to consider hagiographic texts as media to express norms or rules, and to depict and resolve conflicts within monastic communities or between a community and the outside world. One specific aim is to compare the monastic worlds of different regions and periods. These sessions compare the models of sanctity offered by early medieval hagiographic texts written in the Frankish (I) and the Byzantine world (II), in order to explore how hagiography contributes to the processes of transformation from radical asceticism to a regularized monastic institution. The discussion aims to point out similarities and dissimilarities between western and eastern monasticism in this respect.