IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1753: Phenomenology of a Mendicant Order, III: Franciscan Ideals and the Challenges of the Late Medieval Society

Thursday 4 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1753-aThe Phenomenology of Pastoral Care in Franciscan Architectural Space
(Language: English)
Erik Gustafson, Department of Art & Art History, Washington & Lee University, Virginia
Erik Gustafson, Department of Art & Art History, Washington & Lee University, Virginia
Erik Gustafson, Department of Art & Art History, Washington & Lee University, Virginia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1753-bThe Franciscan Rebuilding of the Church of San Fermo in Verona, 13th-14th Centuries: From Romanesque to Gothic Style
(Language: English)
Angelo Passuello, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali, Ca' Foscari Università di Venezia
Angelo Passuello, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali, Ca' Foscari Università di Venezia
Angelo Passuello, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali, Ca' Foscari Università di Venezia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1753-cFranciscan Observant Settlements in 15th-Century Italy: Between Historical Narrative and Hagiographic Models
(Language: English)
Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism
Abstract

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.