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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1653: Phenomenology of a Mendicant Order, II: Franciscan Ideals and the Challenges of the Late Medieval Society

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

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 1653-aWomen and Mystical Experience in a European Perspective: The Case of Hadewijch van Antwerpen and Angela da Foligno
(Language: English)
Francesca Barresi, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - Italian, Women's Studies
Paper 1653-bThe Franciscan Observance and the Question of the Integrity of the Bosnian Vicariate
(Language: English)
Paweł Cholewicki, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism

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-14th 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.