IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1541: Hermits, Monks, Friars: New Studies on Medieval Monasticism in Central Europe

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:József Laszlovszky, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Beatrix F. Romhányi, 'Hungary in Medieval Europe', Lendület Research Group (MTA-DE), University of Debrecen / Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Paper 1541-aRoyal Burials in Cistercian Monasteries: Local Pattern or European Trend?
(Language: English)
József Laszlovszky, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1541-bMarian Cult Places and Monastic Traditions in Late Medieval Central Europe
(Language: English)
Karen Stark, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The session focuses on recent developments of monastic studies in central Europe. The Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, plays an important role in promoting monastic studies in the region; research projects, MA theses and doctoral dissertations defended in the program represent the interdisciplinary character (historical, religious, archaeological, art historical, environmental historical, etc.) aspects of this activity. The three papers show three main branches of monasticism (heremitic tradition, monastic orders, mendicant orders) and they represent different approaches, characteristic for the present research trends in the region. The monastic traditions discussed in the papers are present all over in Europe, but the session focuses on the particular development processes in east-central Europe. Special emphasis is given to the interactions with other monastic regions and to the concept of comparative history of monastic orders.