IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 626: Mortification as Social Performance in 11th- to 13th-Century Monasticism

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Conventus: Problems of Religious Communal Life in the High Middle Ages
Organiser:Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/Chair:Diane J. Reilly, Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington
Paper 626-aVanquishers of the Body: Socio-Religious Status, Masculinity, and Mortification in Hagiographic Texts from the Southern Low Countries, Late 11th - Early 13th Century
(Language: English)
Stefan Meysman, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 626-bLiterate Practice and the Afflicted Body in Monastic Culture
(Language: English)
Jay Diehl, Department of History, Long Island University, New York
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 626-cAbbatial Mortification in the Context of Reform: The Construction of Abbatial Leadership in 11th-Century Lotharingia
(Language: English)
Helena Vanommeslaeghe, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This session wants to provide inroads into the study of ascetic behavior in 11th- to early 13th-century monasticism by looking at mortificatory practices as instances of social behavior, broadcasting, shaping and implementing ideas and beliefs regarding communal identity, exemplary behavior in a collective setting, and so on.