IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 806: The Pontificate of John XXII: Approaches and Perspectives

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:David L. D'Avray, Department of History, University College London
Paper 806-aThe Bishop and his Adviser: The Relationship between John XXII and Louis of Toulouse
(Language: English)
Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 806-bThe Role of Italians in the Italian Policy of John XXII
(Language: English)
Blake R. Beattie, Department of History, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 806-cJohn XXII in Historiographical Perspective
(Language: English)
Frans van Liere, Department of History, Calvin College, Michigan
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship

Pope John XXII has inspired extreme reactions from contemporaries and modern scholarship, and this session will explore some aspects of his pontificate and reputation. The first paper examines John’s spirituality as well as his relationship with the Franciscans by looking at John’s association with Louis of Toulouse, while the second paper discusses the contribution to and influence of Italian advisers on John’s policies in Italy. The third paper then offers a reassessment of some of the views of John and his pontificate in twentieth-century historiography. The session will therefore provide new insights into John’s pontificate as well as offering a re-evaluation of his reputation as a pope.