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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 131: Prophetic Networks and Entanglements

Monday 3 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Frances Kneupper, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History University of Mississippi
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 131-aRome Delivered: Prophecy, Conversion, and Reform in the Mediterranean World
(Language: English)
Michele Lodone, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris / Dipartimento di Storia, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 131-bLucia da Narni, Maria de Santo Domingo, and the Circulation of Prophecy
(Language: English)
Eleonora Cappuccilli, Villa i Tatti, Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Harvard University
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 131-cThe Interchange between Text and Orality in the Prophecies of Constance of Rabastens and Marie Robine
(Language: English)
Frances Kneupper, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History University of Mississippi
Index terms: Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Abstract

Later Middle Ages prophecies and prophets were highly transmissible and fluctuating commodities, with complicated receptions, sometimes drawn out over centuries. This panel considers the entanglement of prophetic texts, which rarely exist in a 'pure' form, but rather in multiple related versions, copies, borrowings, and even parodies. The panel also examines networks of spiritual and intellectual influence and the ways that these fostered clusters of prophetic voices.

These papers contain multiple overlaps regarding the texts and prophets under investigation, which will allow for fruitful 'entanglements' between the presentations.