IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 230: Inside and Outside: Relationships between Monasteries and the World, I

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Cristina Andenna, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Katrin Rösler, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Moderator/Chair:Katrin Rösler, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Paper 230-aAnselm of Canterbury between Monastic Life and Church Politics: Perspectives of Social Network Analysis
(Language: English)
Jana Pacyna, 'Zählen und Erzählen. Spielräume und Korrelationen quantitativer und qualitativer Welterschließung', Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
Paper 230-bPious Aspirations and Political Realities: The Case of a Premonstratensian Abbot and Chronicler in Early 13th-Century Bohemia
(Language: English)
Jan Kremer, Centrum medievistických studií, Filosofický ústav, Akademie věd České republiky, Praha
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism
Paper 230-cA Study of the Mutual Effect Relationship between the Cistercian Monastery of Heilsbronn and Parish Communities
(Language: English)
Toshio Ohnuki, Faculty of Letters, Okayama University / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Abstract

In the Middle Ages, traditional forms of monasticism regarded monasteries and the world as antithetical poles. On the one hand, joining a monastic community meant leaving the world behind, so to be ‘outside’. On the other hand, from ‘within’ the cloister, the secular sphere was perceived as the ‘other’. This antithetical perception has been challenged in recent scholarship. The two combined sections aim to highlight in different perspectives the multiplicity of entanglements between both spheres, and to qualify the reciprocal relation of exclusion and inclusion.