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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1029: Jacques de Vitry: Reform, Mission, and Crusade in the Early 13th Century, I - Marie d'Oignies

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, Warburg Institute, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Paper 1029-aRéforme et renouveau spirituel chez les mulieres religiosae des Pays-Bas méridionaux du XIIIe siècle d’après Jacques de Vitry
(Language: Français)
Anne-Laure Méril-Bellini delle Stelle, Independent Scholar, Pissos
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 1029-bCompetitive Hagiography: Jacques de Vitry versus Thomas de Cantimpré
(Language: English)
Alicia Spencer-Hall, Department of French, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Women's Studies
Paper 1029-cJacques de Vitry: Defender of Women?
(Language: English)
Stacie Vos, Yale Divinity School, Yale University
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching, Women's Studies

Jacques de Vitry, the preacher who 'moved the whole of France unlike anyone before or after him', was a crucial actor in the reform movement of the early 13th century. As preacher, as bishop, and as cardinal, he contributed greatly to the Papacy's reform and crusade agenda in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council. Jacques's Vita of Marie d’Oignies, his reports of his missions among the Levantine Christians and Muslims, his encyclopedic treatises on the Holy Land and the Western Church, as well as his monumental sermon collections all had a profound impact, both during his times and in the centuries to come. In these sessions scholars currently investigating Jacques's life and works from different perspectives discuss their most recent research.