IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1015: Monastic Houses of Brittany, I: Reconstruction, Reform, Norms, and Deviance

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:'Ancient Abbeys of Brittany' Project
Organiser:Claude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Moderator/Chair:Kenneth Paul Evans, School of Administrative Studies, York University, Ontario
Paper 1015-aAbbayes bretonnes et sociétés aristocratiques en Bretagne XIe-XIIIe siècle: générosité et conflits
(Language: Français)
Cédric Jeanneau, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines Victor Segalen, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 1015-bLe pouvoir abbatial à Sainte-Croix de Quimperlé aux XIe et XIIe siècles: entre normes réformatrices et déviances
(Language: Français)
Joëlle Quaghebeur, Centre de Recherches Historiques de l'Ouest (CERHIO - UMR 6258), Université de Bretagne-Sud
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 1015-cUse and Abuse of Excommunication in Monasteries of the Dioceses of Saint-Brieuc and Tréguier
(Language: English)
Claude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Canon Law, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General
Abstract

Paper -a will focus on the relations of the 11th and 12th century foundations with the local aristocracy and on the nature of the links uniting the community to the founders. Paper -b will examine the conflicts caused by the contrast between the ideals of monastic reform which were present at the time of the foundation of Notre-Dame de Quimperlé and the influence of powerful families. Both of these papers will examine aspects of the reconstruction of Breton monasteries after the Norman raids, exploring the tensions between a desire for reform and worldly ambitions. Paper -c will focus on the use of excommunication by monastic houses as a way to enforce compliance in secular matters, especially the repayment of debts incurred. It will contrast their practice with the recommendations of synodal statutes.