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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 817: Cistercians, III: Hungry Cistercians - Cooking and Eating in a Cistercian Abbey

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Moderator/Chair:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Paper 817-aEmotional Eating: Diet and the Cultivation of Affection in 12th- and 13th-Century Cistercian Communities
(Language: English)
Julia Elizabeth Bourke, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 817-bJust Desserts: Kitchen Service in the Rule of St Benedict and Abbot John of Ford
(Language: English)
Sheryl Frances Chen, Tautra Mariakloster, Norway
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching

Cistercians, like everyone else, had to eat, but did their food differ from other monastic Orders? In this session, monastic rules governing cooking and eating, how food was prepared and preserved in a Cistercian abbey, the biological realities of food consumption, and the monastic belief that emotional change can be effected through the regulation of diet will be explored.