IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 115: Confronting the Other within Christian Society, I

Monday 12 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Circle, KĂžbnhavns Universitet
Organiser:Michael H. Gelting, Centre for Scandinavian Studies King's College University of Aberdeen 24 High Street OLD ABERDEEN AB24 3EB
Moderator/Chair:Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Paper 115-aSecular versus Ecclesiastic: Strategy and Discourse in 11th- and 12th-Century Dispute Processing
(Language: English)
Kim Esmark, Department of History & Social Theory, Roskilde Universitet
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Mentalities
Paper 115-bConquest Undone: The Border Bishoprics and the Anglo-Norman Civil War
(Language: English)
Jean A. Truax, Texas Medieval Association, Houston
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 115-cThe Forgotten Plague-Sowers: Persecutions of Clerics and Friars at the Time of the Black Death
(Language: English)
Michael H. Gelting, Centre for Scandinavian Studies King's College University of Aberdeen 24 High Street OLD ABERDEEN AB24 3EB
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

The idea is to focus upon medieval ‘clashes of cultures’ that did not involve the obvious confrontations that immediately spring to mind – between Christians and Muslims, between Christians and Jews, between Christians and pagans, between Catholics and Orthodox Christians, between Catholics and heretics, etc… Instead we want to look at less spectacular but culturally highly important divisions/clashes/differences within ordinary society. This session, the first of two, is specifically concerned with various aspects of confrontation between ecclesiastical and lay society.