Humanities on the web: medieval world
Edited By Lourdes Soriano, Helen Rovira, Marion Coderch and Gloria Sabaté
This book reveals the current state of advanced research in the field of Humanities, introducing some of the leading projects being carried out in Europe and in the Unites States by historians and philologists. These research projects have to do with corpora of medieval Romance texts (literary or linguistic), metric indexes, databases on manuscripts, printed copies, iconographic sources, digitalisations of old collections or catalogues in the main research institutions. This volume shows the last advances in the dissemination of research outcomes through the Internet.
This volume contains contributions in English, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and French.
CLAUSTRA. Atlas of Female Spirituality in the Peninsular Kingdoms. A Project in Progress: Blanca Garí De Aguilera
CLAUSTRA. Atlas of Female Spirituality in the Peninsular Kingdoms. A Project in Progress
BLANCA GARÍ DE AGUILERA
Universitat de Barcelona/IRCVM
CLAUSTRA is a project enshrined in the wide spectrum research carried out by the TEF Group (Topography of Female Spirituality)1 and aimed at displaying in a comparative way all the forms of reception and development of female spirituality in the different regions of the Iberian Peninsula and its historical influence areas during the Middle Ages and the early Modern Era (twelfth-sixteenth centuries) through documentary, material, artistic, archaeological and library sources coming from different religious communities and spiritual spaces. The research, started some years ago, was focused in the beginning on Catalonia and the history of the Poor Clares and Dominican orders, and afterwards progressively widened its geographic, thematic and disciplinary scopes, covering with the CLAUSTRA Atlas the geopolitical framework of all Peninsular Kingdoms.
Searching into the particulars of female spirituality in the Iberian Peninsula has been, over the last decades, a scientific demand embodied in the historiography of medieval spirituality itself. As of some years ago the research on medieval spirituality has posed the ever more confirmed hypothesis of the existence of a significant change in the Western piety and spirituality forms in the frame of the feudal society and the new urbanization models that fell within. Far beyond the differences among regions, ← 391 | 392 → there are some common strokes that may be drawn quite precisely throughout the Western world. On...