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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 105: Mendicant Networks, I: Nuns

Monday 3 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Robert Friedrich, German Historical Institute, Paris
Cornelia Linde, German Historical Institute, London
Moderator/Chair:Anne Greule, Historische Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Paper 105-aThe Beginnings of the Women's Movement in Carmel: Between History and Legendae
(Language: English)
Mario Alfarano, Institutum Carmelitanum, Roma
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 105-bEcce haereditas mihi ablata: Dominican Nunneries in Saxonia and Their Relations with Their Territorial Lords
(Language: English)
Miriam Peuker, Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Geschichte des Mittelalters, Universität Greifswald
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 105-cThe Dominican Nuns of Zaragoza and Valencia and Their Relationship with the Kings and Queens of Aragon
(Language: English)
Robert Friedrich, German Historical Institute, Paris
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 105-dPoor Clares on the Way of St James: Cultural Landscapes and Memory in the Iberian Peninsula
(Language: English)
Araceli Rosillo-Luque, Arxiu-Biblioteca dels Franciscans de Catalunya / Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Abstract

This is the first of three proposed sessions on mendicant networks. Its four papers explore three different aspects of female mendicant networking. Alfarano stays within the order and focuses on the establishment of the often-overlooked female branch of the Carmelites, whereas Peuker and Friedrich look at the relationship between Dominican nuns and secular rulers. To conclude, Rosillo Luque will explore the creation of a network of Poor Clares along the pilgrim path of St James. Together, these papers will allow a more detailed understanding of the embedding of mendicant nuns in medieval society.