IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1507: Clerics in 12th-Century Paris: Integration of Politics and Culture in an Urban Context

Thursday 15 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Walter Ysebaert, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Vlaanderen / Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Stefaan van Liefferinge, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Moderator/Chair:Michael T. Davis, Department of Art & Art History, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts
Paper 1507-a'Diversi et adversi': Parisian Theologians in the First Half of the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Cédric Giraud, Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Anthropology, Philosophy, Religious Life
Paper 1507-bMasters of the Sacred Page and Victorines: Theoretical Concepts of Religious Architecture in 12th-Century Paris
(Language: English)
Stefaan van Liefferinge, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Index terms: Art History - General, Religious Life
Paper 1507-cPapal Judges Delegate in Late 12th-Century Paris: The Construction of a Network?
(Language: English)
Walter Ysebaert, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Vlaanderen / Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

Speakers will have a closer look how clergymen actively participated in some diverse matters directly related to the urban community. The haziness of the border between regular and secular is studied through some specific cases. Cédric Giraud’s analysis of exchanges between different religious communities shows how thin the border is between monastic and scholastic theology. Stefaan Van Liefferinge will present a research on some biblical exegeses that can be considered as a conceptual framework for actual religious building activity. Walter Ysebaert will present how the same prelates were repetitively elected to serve as papal judges delegate and formed a restricted, influential group.