IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 547: Mysticism beyond Borders, I: Spanish Spirituality in a European Context, 13th-16th Centuries

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Women's Impact in Early Modern Castilian Spiritual Tradition (WIMPACT) / EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf / Centre de Recherches Historiques, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Organisers:Pablo García Acosta, Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas Research Group, Institut Universitari de Cultura, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Sergi Sancho Fibla, Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe Méridionale - Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille Université
Moderator/Chair:Sergi Sancho Fibla, Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe Méridionale - Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille Université
Paper 547-aManuscripts across Borders: The Dissemination of Late Medieval Mysticism in Castile before Cisneros
(Language: English)
Pablo García Acosta, Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas Research Group, Institut Universitari de Cultura, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Literacy and Orality, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 547-bFemale Mysticism and Reform: Reflections on the Origins of the Phenomenon in Castile, 15th Century
(Language: English)
Maria del Mar Graña Cid, Departamento de Sagrada Escritura y de Historia de la Iglesia, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 547-cWomen Religious and Women Translated: Catalysts for Reform in Cisneros's Early Modern Spain
(Language: English)
Rowena Galavitz, Department of Religious Studies Indiana University Bloomington
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism, Women's Studies
Abstract

In recent decades, scholars have renewed their interest in devotional literature and mysticism from the Late Middle Ages. These studies, however, have focused primarily on the Flemish, German, Italian and English areas. Very little has been undertaken concerning the Iberian territories. Nevertheless, medieval spiritual texts flowed over the Pyrenees from both sides. Whether these sources were created by, for, or about men or women, the point is to highlight the evidence of the presence in Iberia of a late Medieval, transeuropean mystical tradition before Teresa de Jesús and Juan de la Cruz.