Project

Manuscript production and the formation of corporate identities in high medieval monasteries in the bishopric of Liège

Duration
01 October 2010 → 15 March 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • History
Keywords
manuscript studies Liège identity studies monasticism high middle ages
 
Project description

Monasteries from the bishopric of Liège (late 11th and 12th centuries) found themselves at a cultural crossroads between the German Empire and the French region and consciously maintained relations with abbeys from both regions. I will analyze how manuscripts were used to shape the identities of the Liège monasteries through a comparative study of their textal contents and material presentation.