IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 726: Mendicant Observance and the Formation of Religious Identity

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Alabama / Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) / Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Organiser:Bert Roest, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Moderator/Chair:James D. Mixson, Department of History, University of Alabama
Paper 726-a'Observance' as Paradigm in Mendicant and Monastic Chronicles
(Language: English)
Anne Maria Hendrika Huijbers, Department of History, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Paper 726-bThe Observant Efforts on Education and Moral Formation for the Laity
(Language: English)
Pietro Delcorno, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen / Graduiertenkolleg 'Materialität und Produktion' (GRK 1678), Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Education, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 726-cObservant Mission in Theory and Practice: From Reconquista to Conquest in the New World
(Language: English)
Bert Roest, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This session provides the first fruits of an international book project, entitled Observant Reform in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond. This project, guided by James Mixson (University of Alabama) and Bert Roest (Radboud University Nijmegen), draws on the expertise of some fifteen scholars from the United States, Italy, and the Netherlands to produce the most up-to-date synthetic account of the Observant Movement and to expand the horizons of current studies of Observant reform in the 15th and early 16th century. The session focuses on three research strands within this project, namely the self-representation of Observant movements, Observant stances on education, and aspects of the Observant missionary ideology.