IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 117: Reforming Faith and Charity: Civil and Religious Movements in the Later Middle Ages

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Erzbistum Paderborn
Organiser:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Moderator/Chair:Marie van Eeckenrode, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Paper 117-aShooting, Charity, and Prayer: The Double Foundation of Shooting Guilds
(Language: English)
Reinhard Kurek, Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 117-bHow to Die as a Stranger: The Social Function of Burial Fraternities
(Language: English)
Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 117-cReforming with Cassiodorus: A 15th-Century Manuscript and the Bursfelde Congregation
(Language: English)
Hermann-Josef Schmalor, Erzbischöfliche Akademische Bibliothek, Paderborn
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Social History
Abstract

During the 14th and 15th century reforms were widespread phenomena with civil actors reaching into the religious sphere and ecclesiastical reform movements having a deep impact onto civil society. Many foundations in the cities sought contact to one or another religious institution and new forms of religious life developed, including a closer contact between the members of communities and their families outside. Some strong and persistant initiatives in this field emerged in central Germany. Examples presented in this session will therefore focus on the land between the Rhine and Weser rivers but also recurr to their European network.