IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1107: Ends and Beginnings: Monarchy and the Church in the Early Middle Ages

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Moderator/Chair:Mary Garrison, Department of History, University of York
Paper 1107-aGildas and the Early British Church
(Language: English)
Karen L. George, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1107-cThe Prophet as a Preacher: Ezekiel as a Model for Spiritual Authority in the Writings of Gregory the Great and Columbanus
(Language: English)
Laura Peelen, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht

Two papers in this session deal with Gildas. One looks at his admonishment to the kings in the second book of De excidio Britanniae and at the biblical and theological models that Gildas used, but also at the negative examples of kings in his account of British history. The other one deals with Gildas’ views on the early British Church. The third paper analyses the Carolingian ‘language of authority‘ and the variety of imperial and sacred traditions it was derived from in the reign of Charles the Bald.