This session will treat the Great Western Schism and its effects on the people of the Iberian Peninsula. The rupture, which lasted from 1378 to 1417, is usually seen as a theological crisis, but the most recent research by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski has shown that the detrimental effects of the Schism upon all levels of European society. The Iberian peninsula has received comparatively little attention in the historiography of the Schism.
In this session, we would consider papers on political, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual history as well as interdisciplinary studies or proposals from outside history. Comparative studies or studies of other areas of Europe that might suggest a comparative dimension would also be considered. Papers might include: political and diplomatic relations between Iberian kingdoms and the Papal curiae; popular, apocalyptic preaching within the Crown of Aragon, engendered because of the Schism; commentary by Iberian theologians on the ramifications of the Schism; and artistic and philosophical developments in the Iberian Peninsula inspired by the Schism.
Session sponsored by AARHMS (American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain) and SSPHS (Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies) at the 43nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 8-11, 2008.
To propose a twenty-minute paper, please send the organizer an abstract and a completed abstract cover sheet by September 15. Abstract cover sheets are available on-line through links at: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions.html
If your proposal is not accepted, you may submit to another session (before Sept. 15), or (after Sept. 15) the organizers will forward it to the Congress Committee to be considered for a general session.
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