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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 739: Cistercians, II: Cistercian Systems - Communication, Interaction, Mobilisation

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

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 739-aCistercian Monks in Medieval England: The Nature and Extent of Their Support of the Female Religious Life, including Visitation of Nunneries
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Freeman, School of Humanities, University of Tasmania
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 739-bNetwork Analysis and Cistercian Communication in the Early 13th Century
(Language: English)
Helen Birkett, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 739-cThe Travelling City of God: Henry of Albano and the Third Crusade
(Language: English)
Alexander Marx, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching

Research has brought to light extensive information concerning many details of Cistercian life, but the non-material practice of information transmission will be the object of this session: exchanges between monks and abbots, and the men's interaction with female Cistercians and their abbeys; the annual General Chapter at Cîteaux as well as yearly visitations to each abbey; how the dissemination of exempla stories can suggest means of transmission over a wide area; and the role of Henry, Cardinal Bishop of Albano and former abbot of Clairvaux, in his letters, sermons, and main work on crusading ventures as temporal pilgrim communities.