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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1553: Phenomenology of a Mendicant Order, I: Franciscan Ideals and the Challenges of the Late Medieval Society

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1553-aThe Image of the First Century of Friars Minor in the Historia Septem Tribulationum by Angelo Clareno
(Language: English)
Raffaele Davide Esposito, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Napoli - Federico II
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism
Paper 1553-bPelbartus de Temesvár and the Late Medieval Hungarian Vernacular Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Márk Vrabély, Department of Early Hungarian Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Other, Monasticism
Paper 1553-cThe Diffusion of the Cult of San Francesco di Paola in Late Medieval Venice
(Language: English)
Giulia Zanon, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Art History - General, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Social History

The aim of these sessions is to promote the dialogue within Franciscan studies in different disciplines, involving research on chronicles, religious treaties, collections of sermons, archival research, and art history. In the landscape of Mendicant Orders in the late Middle Ages (13th-16th century), the Order of Friars Minor engaged in a strong pastoral care activity by displaying their ideal of evangelical life, in poverty and humility, to provide responses to a Christian society continuously challenged by social tensions, wars, and political fights. In setting their mission in the world, the Friars Minor operated their evangelisation in an enormous variety of different geographical, political, cultural and social contexts.