Frances Andrews, Professor of Mediaeval History at University of St. Andrews and currently at NIAS, holds a seminar at the University of Amsterdam on 2 March 2016.
Seminar: “Between lay and religious: Negotiating secular office in late medieval Europe”
Prof. Andrews will be exploring the widespread, paid employment of professed religious (monks, penitents and friars) in late medieval government. When and why did this happen, and with what implications for our understanding of late medieval cultural and social history? The focus will be on Italy c. 1215-1450 with brief comparison to other European regions.
The seminar series is organised by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Amsterdam. Lectures start at 16.00 at the University Library, Doelenzaal (Spui 425, Amsterdam).