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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1610: Grundmann's Legacy, VI: Nuns, Beguines, and Clerics - Interactions and Vernacular Culture

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Center for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Organisers:Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane, Division of Social Science, University of Minnesota, Morris
Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Moderator/Chair:Lezlie Knox, Department of History, Marquette University, Wisconsin
Paper 1610-aReassessing the Links between The Women's Religious Movement and the Origins of [French] Vernacular Religious Literature
(Language: English)
Sean L. Field, Department of History, University of Vermont
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Religious Life
Paper 1610-b'No one is a good preacher unless he supports the beguinage': Secular Clerics, Reform, and the Beguinage of Paris
(Language: English)
Tanya Stabler Miller, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life

2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the first publication of Herbert Grundmann's monumental study Religious Movements in the Middle Ages and the 20th anniversary of its translation into English. Part of a strand exploring the origins and impact of Grundmann's historiographical legacy, this session investigates the dynamic and variable interactions between lay/religious women and clergy during the later Middle Ages. Of particular interest are the strategies through which each utilized ideas about beguines to forward institutional interests.