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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1021: Normative Texts as Bearers of Change in the 10th to 12th Centuries

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Religion & Society in the Early & Central Middle Ages (ReSoMA) / Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Gent
Organiser:Tjamke Snijders, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/Chair:Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Paper 1021-aLiturgical Reform: The Evidence of the Exeter Martyrologies
(Language: English)
Sarah M. Hamilton, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1021-bChanging Normative Texts, Changing Norms?: On the Relation between Ritual Norms and Their Codification in the Ecclesiastical Province of Reims
(Language: English)
Julia Exarchos, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1021-cMonastic Customaries as Bridges
(Language: English)
Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Daily Life, Monasticism

Papers in this session will explore normative texts as bearers of ideas, innovations, identities, and as a mirror of change and exchange in varied cultural, religious, ideological and political scopes from the 10th to the 12th centuries. Normative texts can seem rather static and decontextualized. By looking at different types of normative texts from various contexts, the session will investigate the dynamic within those texts and their acting as vehicles for and an expression of change. Since change is often related to exchange, the papers will also examine exchange or external influences as a possible precondition of change and will contribute to a new understanding of normative texts and their purposes.