IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 213: Studies in Sustenance, II: Meals and the Monastic Orders

Monday 4 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Organiser:Ruth Salter, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 213-aAspects of Monastic Alms and Almsgiving in the High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Daily Life, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 213-bAsking Nicely: Etiquette Lessons on whether Christ Asked or Begged for Food, from a 14th-Century Irish Archbishop and His Franciscan Interlocutor
(Language: English)
Bridget Riley, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Bridget Riley, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Religious Life
Abstract

Within these sessions, speakers will be considering the theme of food and sustenance as it applies to their own areas of research. These case studies will highlight the ways in which sustenance (be that food for the body or food for the soul) can be found in a wide range of sources and have an impact across a number of disciplines. In this second session the focus will be on food in both the practical and spiritual spheres of religious communities and religious persons.