IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 647: Mysticism beyond Borders, II: Spanish Spirituality in a European Context, 13th-16th Centuries

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

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:Pablo García Acosta, Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas Research Group, Institut Universitari de Cultura, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Paper 647-aPortraying María la Pobre (d. 1507) per speculum: The Vita of María Suárez de Toledo within European Female Mysticism
(Language: English)
Sergi Sancho Fibla, Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe Méridionale - Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille Université
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life
Paper 647-bTwo Pearls of Great Price: The Influence of Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls on Marguerite de Navarre's Mirror of the Sinful Soul
(Language: English)
Robert Stauffer, Department of English Dominican College of Blauvelt New York
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life, Theology, Women's Studies
Paper 647-cBeats, Flutes, and Fountains: Echoes of Helfta in a 16th-Century Visionary
(Language: English)
Maria Victoria Curto, Facultad de Filología Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Lay Piety, Religious Life
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.