About the Lecture
Prof. dr. Frances Andrews will explore historians’ arguments for collaboration and cohesion between the lay and ecclesiastical worlds of the late middle ages using evidence for the widespread, paid employment of professed religious (monks, penitents and friars) in late medieval government offices. The focus will be on Italy c. 1215-1450 with some preliminary references to other European regions.
The lecture will take place on 18 November, 15.15 – 17.00, Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht, room 0.06. Attendance is free.
About Frances Andrews
Frances Andrews is Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. At NIAS, she works on a book explaining why and how religious men occupied important financial and administrative posts within the secular governments of Late Mediaeval Italian cities.