IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1001: Evidence for Anglo-Saxon Networks: Bishops, Monks and Nuns in Context

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of History, University of York
Organiser:Emma J. Pettit, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1001-aAldhelm's Ecclesiastical Network: A Context for the opus geminatum De virginitate?
(Language: English)
Emma J. Pettit, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1001-bThe Letters of Archbishop Lull of Mainz: Connections and Context
(Language: English)
James Palmer, School of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1001-cLay Bequest in the Ramsey Chronicle: Evidence for a Late Anglo-Saxon Network?
(Language: English)
Linda Tollerton Hall, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Lay Piety, Social History
Abstract

Social interaction bewteen ecclesiastics was one of the dynamic forces that shaped the medieval church. This session will use letters, charters and chronicles to identify and characterise a number of those Anglo-Saxon bishops, monks and nuns involved in contemporary religious networks. A variety of 7th-11th-century networks will be considered and their economic, social, political and intellectual frameworks reconstructed. These networks will be the focus of a range of questions: what was their function and character; how were they cultivated; and to what extent did they provide the context in which the activities of contemporary religions were embedded?