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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1234: Networks of Pious Donations in Northern Europe, I: Religious Communities

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Embla Aae, Institutt for arkeologi historie kultur- og religionsvitenskap Universitetet i Bergen
Anna-Stina Hägglund, Department of History, Åbo Akademi University, Turku
Moderator/Chair:Helle Vogt, Center for Retskulturelle Studier, Det Juridiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet
Paper 1234-aChildless Benefactors Venerating St Birgitta: Adopted Women Given to Nådendal Abbey in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Anna-Stina Hägglund, Department of History, Åbo Akademi University, Turku
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1234-bBenedikt Kolbeinsson and Lay-Monastic Networks in 14th-Century Iceland
(Language: English)
Ryder Patzuk-Russell, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1234-c'And for the friars preachers[…]': Patterns and Peculiarities of Dominican Donations in Medieval Denmark
(Language: English)
Johnny Grandjean Jakobsen, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This is one of two thematic sessions on the networks of pious donations in Northern Europe from the 13th century until the Reformation. Medieval donations were a religious and social phenomenon ubiquitous to all parts of Western Christendom. Our sessions explore a regional perspective on donations and donor networks with a focus on the social processes, law, and lived religion. Our sessions present observations about the practices that may have been particular, widespread, transmitted only to certain areas, or universal to medieval Christians. In this manner, the sessions enrich our understanding of pious donations within our subject areas.