IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1516: The Church in Western Iberia (León, Asturias, Galicia, and Portugal), V: Books, Libraries, and Archives

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:James D'Emilio, Department of Humanities, University of South Florida
Moderator/Chair:Flora Ward, Department of Art, University of Toronto, Downtown
Respondent:Maria João Branco, Departamento de História, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais & Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Paper 1516-aUniversity Manuscripts in the Library of the Cistercian Monastery of Alcobaça
(Language: English)
Catarina Fernandes Barreira, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1516-bIlluminating the Observant Reform?: The Choir Books of the 16th-Century Portuguese Dominican Nunneries
(Language: English)
Paula Freire Cardoso, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Art History - General, Liturgy, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Abstract

The final session brings together papers on the documentary and bibliographic patrimony of monasteries in Galicia and Portugal: the archive from San Paio de Antealtares (Santiago de Compostela) which gathered together those of nunneries across Galicia affiliated with it in the reforms of the end of the 15th century; the rich library from the Cistercian monastery of Alcobaça, and, specifically, the illuminated manuscripts that demonstrate the transmission of texts from the University of Paris in the late 13th and 14th centuries and the consequent renovation of the collection; and the choirbooks of the Dominican nunneries of Portugal that illustrate the impact of the reforms at the end of the Middle Ages.