IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1503: The Influence of the Cistercian Order in the Baltic Region

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens, Institute of Communication, Culture & Information Technology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Villads Jensen, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Paper 1503-aThe Cistercians and the Romanesque Art in Sweden
(Language: English)
Kersti Markus, School of Humanities, Tallinn University
Kersti Markus, School of Humanities, Tallinn University
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Monasticism
Paper 1503-bCistercian Monumental Crucifixes
(Language: English)
Ebbe Nyborg, Nationalmuseet, København- Danmarks Kirker/Middelalder, renæssance og numismatik
Ebbe Nyborg, Nationalmuseet, København- Danmarks Kirker/Middelalder, renæssance og numismatik
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Monasticism
Paper 1503-cThomas Becket, the Cistercians, and Medieval Baptismal Fonts in Skåne and Gotland
(Language: English)
Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens, Institute of Communication, Culture & Information Technology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens, Institute of Communication, Culture & Information Technology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Index terms: Art History - General, Monasticism
Abstract

The arrival of the Cistercian Order in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, from the Burgundian houses of Cîteaux and Clairvaux in the 12th century, was a pivotal turning point that precipitated the transformation of northern society and impacted every aspect of medieval life around the Baltic Sea. The Cistercian order became the dominant monastic order to settle in the North. Initiated and facilitated by the close alliance between the Danish nobleman, Eskil, Archbishop of Lund, and Bernard of Clairvaux, the establishment of the Cistercian Order resulted in a vast network of support for the Northern Crusades, the replacement of wooden constructions with stone and brick, and multiple lines of communication that connected the North with rulers in Europe and the Papacy. During this period, the Archbishop of Lund was the Primate Church in the North. This session explores the impact and influence, direct and indirect, of the Cistercian Order in the material culture of medieval society around the Baltic rim.