IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 510: Religious Nonconformism, I: Dissidence in Manuscripts

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Justine Trombley, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 510-a'In novissimis temporibus sustinere debent multa scandala et tribulationes et persecutiones': Evidence for Apocalyptic Catharism in Firenze, Conventi sopressi, MS J II 44
(Language: English)
David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 510-bThe Hermit and the False Prophets: Paolo Giustiniani, Gabriele Biondo, and the Question of Spiritual Charisma in Renaissance Italy
(Language: English)
Michele Lodone, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris / Dipartimento di Storia, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 510-c'Vox diabolica est': A Forgotten Paduan Manuscript and the Speculum simplicium animarum
(Language: English)
Justine Trombley, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Abstract

This session explores religious dissidence through manuscript evidence. Papers will examine both works which were considered suspect or heretical and works concerned with attacking and refuting heterodox ideas and texts. The session aims to emphasise the importance of the manuscript as a physical historical object and how close manuscript work contributes to the history of heresy and its repression.