IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 112: "I Study Power": Papers in Memory of Robert L. Benson

Monday 14 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History & Political Science, West Texas A&M University
Moderator/Chair:Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History & Political Science, West Texas A&M University
Paper 112-a'I Study Power': The Scholarly Contributions of Robert L. Benson
(Language: English)
John W. Bernhardt, Department of History, San José State University
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Politics and Diplomacy, Theology
Paper 112-bChristendom Before Europe?: A Historiographical Analysis of Political Theology in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Lester L. Field, Department of History, University of Mississippi
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Politics and Diplomacy, Theology
Paper 112-c'Potens et Pauper': Charity and Authority in Jurisdictional Disputes over the Poor in Medieval Cologne
(Language: English)
Joseph P. Huffman, School of the Humanities, Messiah College, Pennsylvannia
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 112-dBartolus and Machiavelli on Legitimate Rulership
(Language: English)
Shannon Williamson, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Papers in the session would treat aspects of the legacy of Robert L. Benson of UCLA. Benson devoted his scholarly life to issues of authority and power, both sacred and secular, in the Middle Ages. Particular emphasis should be laid on the tension the ideals of theologians and lawyers and their application to everyday life.