IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 711: Regulating Monastic Life, VI: Leadership in Male Communities

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Franciscan Study Centre, Tilburg University / Conventus: Problems of Religious Communal Life in the High Middle Ages
Organisers:Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Krijn Pansters, Department of Biblical Sciences & Church History, Tilburg University
Moderator/Chair:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Department of Sociology, Tilburg University
Paper 711-aAbbatial Leadership and the 'Clunisation' of Benedictine Monasticism in the Early 12th-Century Low Countries
(Language: English)
Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 711-bThe Relationship between Abbots and Bishops and the Origins of the Carta caritatis
(Language: English)
Guido Cariboni, Dipartimento di Studi medioevali umanistici e rinascimentali, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 711-c'To our beloved friends and brothers in Christ': Master Bruno, Prior Guigo, the Carthusian Customary, and the Formation of an Early Carthusian Observance
(Language: English)
Stephen J. Molvarec, Department of History, University of Notre Dame
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life

The Cluniac, Cistercian, and Carthusian ‘normative’ sources were probably the most important of such sources for the 12th century. This session explores how religious superiors (whether named abbots or priors), who drove institutional changes while operating within networks of power and under strong internal and external influences, created and/or adapted and implemented these instrumental texts.