IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 518: Observance and Its Discontents: Case Studies from the Iberian Lands

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Kathryne Beebe, Department of History, University of Texas, Arlington
James D. Mixson, Department of History, University of Alabama
Moderator/Chair:Kathryne Beebe, Department of History, University of Texas, Arlington
Paper 518-aObservance, Reform, and Conflicted Memory among the Dominicans of Late Medieval Aragon
(Language: English)
Robin Vose, Department of History, St Thomas University, New Brunswick
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Paper 518-bThe 1440 Reform of Santa Maria de Montserrat by the Congregation of Santa Giustina de Padua Revisited
(Language: English)
Daniel Gullo, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John's University, Minnesota
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 518-cJeronymites, Isidrites, and Reform in the Age of Philip II and Trent
(Language: English)
Timothy J. Schmitz, Department of History, Wofford College, South Carolina
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

Reform and renewal are central to the study of the intellectual and religious history of the Middle Ages. This is the first of two sessions that highlight one of their most powerful, yet neglected and misunderstood manifestations: The Observant reform of religious life in the later Middle Ages. Our approaches to Observant reform long remained captive to larger historiographical narratives we now see as problematic – a waning late Middle Ages, an age of reform anticipating Reformation. These papers highlight the various ways in which recent scholarship has worked to interrupt these older approaches. They trace histories of failure and resistance, neglected orders and locales, alternative conceptualizations, configurations and outcomes. Their focus is on developments in the Iberian lands.