|Organiser:||Peter Douglas Clarke, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge|
|Moderator/Chair:||Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History & Political Science, West Texas A&M University|
|Paper 606-a||The Death of the Bishop in the Decretales Pseudo-Isidorianiae|
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History
|Paper 606-b||Can the Bishop-Elect Administer his Diocese before his Confirmation and Consecration?|
Index terms: Canon Law
|Paper 606-c||An Unorthodox 'Itinerary' of an Orthodox Bishop|
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Performance Arts - Drama
|Paper 606-d||All the Pope's Men: 15th Century Bishops on the See of Trogir in Dalmatia|
Abstract paper -a:
When the diocesan bishop is dead a special process begins in that particular diocese. The process is supervised by the archbishop. The Pseudo-Isidorian collection cites mostly the canons of the Concilium Valentinum (533) and of the 7th Council of Toledo. The canons speak about the funeral of the bishop, the will of the bishop. Moreover, these canons deal explicitly with the office of the “procurator” who has to be elected after the death of the bishop.
Abstract paper -c:
The paper is going to deal with one of two earliest Russian accounts about Western Europe. It was written by Bishop Abraham of Souzdal in the early 1440s, immediately after his return from the Council of Florence. The account was classified as an ‘Itinerary’ by subsequent scribes, but it, in fact, doesn’t fit into the traditional genre. It contains a detailed description of two mystery plays, which the Bishop saw in Florence. My paper tries to explain why he chose to describe those events (creating something absolutely pioneering for medieval Russian literature) rather that opting for a traditional naming and describing places he travelled through.