Session Title

Beguines and the Transformations of Urban Piety on the Eastern Periphery of Late Medieval Christendom

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Lollard Society

Organizer Name

Michael Van Dussen

Organizer Affiliation

McGill Univ.

Presider Name

Julia Verkholantsev

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Paper Title 1

Henry Harrer's Tractatus contra beghardos: The Polish and Czech Dominican Response to Early Fourteenth-Century Heresies

Presenter 1 Name

Tomasz Gałuszka

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie

Paper Title 2

The Bohemian Beguines Lost in Oblivion

Presenter 2 Name

Pavlína Cermanová

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Centrum medievistických studií

Paper Title 3

The Inquisitor at Work: John of Schwenkenfeld, O.P., and His Inquiry into the Beguines in Świdnica

Presenter 3 Name

Paweł Kras

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Katolicki Univ. Lubelski Jana Pawła II

Start Date

14-5-2017 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 205

Description

Scholarship on late-medieval reform and religious controversy has increasingly moved away from insular or regional approaches, taking in broader European contexts and cross-currents. Scholars of the Wycliffite movement have been instrumental in this shift, with particular attention to Wycliffite engagement with the Bohemian Hussites. Other studies, for example, have shown how the Beguines, New Devout, and similar communities participated in a widespread phenomenon of lay religious fervor in Europe, though the emphasis in international scholarship remains on communities in the western regions of Europe. In the spirit of this increased emphasis on the internationalism of reform, this session invites panelists who work on Central/East European religious controversy outside of (but significant for) the Hussite and Wycliffite movements to present new work. In the interest of promoting international partnership and the exchange of ideas, particular emphasis will be placed on newly rediscovered or edited source texts on the Beguine communities in Poland and Bohemia (e.g., the Dominican tract Contra Beghardos, produced in the 1320s in Krakow, among others), together with the work of Central/East European scholars.

Michael Van Dussen

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May 14th, 8:30 AM

Beguines and the Transformations of Urban Piety on the Eastern Periphery of Late Medieval Christendom

Bernhard 205

Scholarship on late-medieval reform and religious controversy has increasingly moved away from insular or regional approaches, taking in broader European contexts and cross-currents. Scholars of the Wycliffite movement have been instrumental in this shift, with particular attention to Wycliffite engagement with the Bohemian Hussites. Other studies, for example, have shown how the Beguines, New Devout, and similar communities participated in a widespread phenomenon of lay religious fervor in Europe, though the emphasis in international scholarship remains on communities in the western regions of Europe. In the spirit of this increased emphasis on the internationalism of reform, this session invites panelists who work on Central/East European religious controversy outside of (but significant for) the Hussite and Wycliffite movements to present new work. In the interest of promoting international partnership and the exchange of ideas, particular emphasis will be placed on newly rediscovered or edited source texts on the Beguine communities in Poland and Bohemia (e.g., the Dominican tract Contra Beghardos, produced in the 1320s in Krakow, among others), together with the work of Central/East European scholars.

Michael Van Dussen