IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1243: Borders that Bind, III: Networked Religious Communities in the Later Medieval Holy Roman Empire

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Regesta Imperii
Organiser:Ben Pope, John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Alison Beach, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Trier
Paper 1243-aA Cross-Border Network: Nuremberg as a Centre of Reform for the Mendicant Orders
(Language: English)
Katharina Huss, Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde und Historische Hilfswissenschaften Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 1243-bBinding Borders?: City Councils and Monasteries - Networks across Borders
(Language: English)
Tjark Wegner, Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde und Historische Hilfswissenschaften Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 1243-cRhetorical Figures of Enclosure: The Implementation of Borders in Late Medieval Convents
(Language: English)
Lena Vosding, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Monasticism, Rhetoric, Women's Studies
Abstract

The Holy Roman Empire of the later Middle Ages witnessed a proliferation of borders and boundaries, as delimited and sometimes enclosed communities and institutions combined and coexisted with highly decentralized and fragmented political authority. But many of these boundaries went hand-in-hand with intensified ‘cross-border’ connections. This session will explore the relationship between monastic enclosure and networks of religious houses in both urban and rural contexts throughout the German-speaking Empire. Through the case studies presented here we will address questions including: to what extent were highly ‘bounded’ communities also especially well networked communities?