IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 620: Sanctifying Aggression: Papal Involvement in Military Affairs

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of Medieval History, Trinity College, University of Dublin
Organiser:Patrick Healy, Department of Medieval History, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Christine E. Meek, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin
Paper 620-aPope Leo IX and the Battle of Civitate, 1053
(Language: English)
Jeremy Alexander Quartermain, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Military History, Political Thought
Paper 620-bThe Role of the Martyr in the Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny
(Language: English)
Patrick Healy, Department of Medieval History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 620-cThe Breakdown of Papal Authority over the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Conor Kostick, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Social History
Abstract

All three papers deal with papal involvement in military affairs and cover the period 1053-1099. Paper A concerns the military enterprise of Pope Leo IX which culminated in the battle of Civitate in 1053 and the representation of this engagement in later polemical works. Paper B will discuss the developing concept of martyrdom in the struggle between Pope Gregory VII and King Henry IV. Paper C will examine papal oversight of the first Crusade and the breakdown of papal authority in the course of that Crusade.