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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 639: Mendicants and the Urban Mediterranean, II

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jon Paul Heyne, Department of History, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Moderator/Chair:Austin Powell, Department of History, Catholic University of America
Paper 639-aFranciscans and Dominicans in the Communities of Late Medieval Dalmatia
(Language: English)
Igor Razum, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Religious Life, Social History
Paper 639-bMendicant Convents in the Aegean Sea: The Visual and Material Impact on Urban and Insular Dynamics, 13th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Panayota Volti, Département d'histoire de l'art et de l'archéologie, Université Paris Nanterre
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Religious Life
Paper 639-cMasters of Negotiation in the Cities of the Sultans: Mendicants in Mamluk Egypt
(Language: English)
Jon Paul Heyne, Department of History, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life

This session explores the relationship of mendicants to cities and their inhabitants in various regions of the Mediterranean in the late medieval period. It expands our understanding of how mendicant communities adapted to different urban environments, demonstrating that they can be defined by more than their traditionally recognised roles as beggars, preachers, and teachers. The papers consider: the struggles and successes of Franciscan and Dominican establishments in Dalmatia, the impact of mendicants on the urban architecture of islands in the Aegean, and the negotiations of Franciscans with the Mamluks in Egypt.