Category: IMC Leeds 2015

papers held at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK. in 2015

The Postulate of Thematic Unity and the Curious Case of Arnulf of Lisieux’s Letter Quam utilis apud principes

Everyone working on medieval letters might be familiar with a certain kind of professional irritation aroused by some of them, leaving you with a vague feeling of a deeper sense of meaning hovering over the printed page. Usually, this phenomenon...

A converts´ saint? Mary Magdalene and the Hirsau reform movement

(This is a revised version of a paper given in Leeds at the International Medieval Congress 2015 in session 631) In the second half of the 11th century a new series of office chants for the feast of Mary Magdalene was...

Swords and crucifixes: Functions and duties of the Order of St John in Fribourg (Switzerland) in the mirror of Late Medieval inventories

In the context of the crusades, Christian military orders were created, amongst them the Order of Saint John. These orders were involved in the organization and the politics of the Crusader states. At the same time they maintained a network...

Five Steps Downhill. The typological sequence of Carthusian architectural adaption to new surroundings

Architecture provides a shell for monastic life ever since. More than others, the eremitic order of the Carthusians relies on seclusion from the world by the built environment. This contribution to session 516 of the Leeds International Medieval Congress 2015...