IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1114: Latins and Orthodox: Religious Interaction in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:C. Teresa M. Shawcross, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Catherine Holmes, University College, University of Oxford
Paper 1114-aReligious and Ethnic Identity in the Vernacular Historiography of Crusader Greece
(Language: English)
C. Teresa M. Shawcross, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Language and Literature - Greek, Lay Piety
Paper 1114-bMendicants in the Peloponnese and the Latin Communal Identity
(Language: English)
Lori Frey Ribeiro Rebelo, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1114-c'Catholics' in the Byzantine Political Elite: The Case of Demetrius Kydones
(Language: English)
Judith R. Gilliland, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Theology
Abstract

This session is concerned with religious contact between Latins and Orthodox after 1204. The first two papers consider regional evidence from the Frankish-occupied Peloponnese, while the third provides a contrast by looking instead at developments at the heart of Byzantine society. The first paper examines gradual changes in the definition, by vernacular historiography, of ethnic identity through religious allegiance. The second deals with western religious orders, emphasising the role of mendicants as supporters of the Latin community and not missionaries to the Orthodox. The third focuses on Demetrius Kydones, a leading Byzantine scholar and statesman who propagated western theology.