IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 220: Church and Politics in Lotharingia and France during the Central Middle Ages: Session in Memory of Timothy Reuter

Monday 14 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Tilburg
Brigitte Meijns, Department of History, KU Leuven
Moderator/Chair:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Tilburg
Paper 220-aClaims and Communities: How We Forget about Ecclesiastical Politics in the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Henk Teunis, Instituut Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 220-bBishop and Chapter: The Foundation of Houses of Canons by the Bishop of Cambrai (10th-11th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Brigitte Meijns, Department of History, KU Leuven
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

During the High Middle Ages, founding or patronizing a religious community was as much a religious as a political act. However, recent research from a historical-anthropological point of view, tends to emphasize the religious aspects, such as the care for the eternal welfare or the desire to be commemorated after death. The aim of this session is to demonstrate the often significant political dimension of patronage of religious houses.