IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1138: (Crossing) Borders between Laity and Clergy, II: Monastic Traditions

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Mediävistenverband (German Medievalists' Society)
Organisers:Volker Leppin, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Jonathan Reinert, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Moderator/Chair:Joachim Werz, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1138-aNarrative Balancing Act: The Potentials of Lay Persons in 13th-Century Hagiographies
(Language: English)
Daniela Blum, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1138-bThe Development of the Early Franciscan Order: A History of 'Clericalisation'?
(Language: English)
Jonathan Reinert, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1138-cBernardino Luini's 'Lettnerwand' at Santa Maria degli Angeli in Lugano: Borders, Boundaries, and Passages in a Late Medieval Swiss Church
(Language: English)
Jacqueline Jung, Department of the History of Art Yale University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The series of four interdisciplinary sessions (including history, theology, literature, and art) investigates the issue of borders between laity and clergy in the time between the High Middle Ages and the eve of the Reformation: In which way were these borders drawn and stabilised, and how were they being crossed? How were they presented and reflected upon? The second session is dedicated to the monastic traditions, especially those of the Cistercians and the Franciscans. It will discuss the role of lay persons in hagiographies, the increasing importance of clerics in the first decades of the Franciscan order and the multifunctional border of choir screens in observant Franciscan churches.