IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1318: Communities of Reform, V: Political, Social, and Cultural Transformations

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:COST Action IS 1301 'New Communities of Interpretation'
Organiser:Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Moderator/Chair:Pavlína Rychterová, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1318-aReforming the Byzantine Empire after the Collapse, 1204-1261: Religious versus Political Communities
(Language: English)
Christian Gastgeber, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 1318-bCentral European Vernacular Biblical Apocrypha and Their Readers
(Language: English)
Jakub Sichálek, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 1318-cCities of Readers: Presentation of a New Research Project
(Language: English)
Joanka van der Laan, Vakgroep Mediaevistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningenaf
Johanneke Uphoff, Vakgroep Mediaevistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life
Abstract

The session studies political, social, and cultural aspects of ‘reform’ in late medieval Europe, stressing the importance of groups and communities in the process of (re)formation of new identities. Starting from different points, biblical translations, changing political landscapes in the Byzantine empire, and the participation of new groups to the creation and the discussion of theological knowlegde, the contributions investigate the birth and the development of critical reform thinking in a wide geographical area.