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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 639: Cistercians, I: Cistercians in Portugal

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Moderator/Chair:David N. Bell, Department of Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Paper 639-aApproaches to a 14th-Century Breviary from the Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça, MS Alc. 66
(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 639-bPortuguese Cistercian Nunneries in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Luís Miguel Rêpas, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 639-cAnxious Conscience in the Portuguese Nun Joana de Jesus (1617-1681)
(Language: English)
Joana Serrado, Faculty of Theology, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies

The rich Cistercian heritage of Portugal will be explored in this session, including: the liturgical aspects and iconography of a 14th-century breviary copied and illuminated in the scriptorium of the Cistercian abbey of Alcobaça; a comparative study of the social composition all Portuguese Cistercian nunneries founded during the medieval period; and a detailed analysis of the influence of the Pseudo-Bernardine treatise De interior domo in the notion of 'anxiousness' (ancias) on the 17th-century Portuguese mystic Joana de Jesus and the physical manifestations of divine eroticism.