IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1707: Libri nefandissimi: Heretical Texts and Texts about Heresy in the Later Middle Ages

Thursday 4 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Justine Trombley, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Reima Välimäki, Department of Cultural History, University of Turku / Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Paper 1707-aAnnotating the Heretical: Vernacular, Latin, Visual Notes on the Mirouer des simples ames by Marguerite Porete
(Language: English)
Pablo García Acosta, Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas Research Group, Institut Universitari de Cultura, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1707-bUtilissimus and Speculatissimus: The Textual Company of the Speculum Simplicium Animarum in the 14th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Justine Trombley, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1707-cUnleashing the Dragon: Painting Heretics and the Advance of Islam in Joachim of Fiore's Liber figurarum, c. 1200-20
(Language: English)
Heather Coffey, College of Arts & Sciences, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Abstract

This session examines heresy in its textual form. It will look at the manuscript traditions, circulation, and reception of certain heretical texts, how medieval writers and thinkers portrayed and conceived of heresy in their own writings, and how inquisitorial authorities may have dealt with heretical texts, as opposed to their human counterparts.