IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 309: The Pontificate of Pope John XXII, II: Politics and Government

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 309-bMore on John XXII's Franciscan Cardinal
(Language: English)
Patrick Nold, Department of History, State University of New York, Albany
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 309-cChances of an Illegitimate Person to Reach a Successful Ecclesiastical Career: The Case of Boniface of Pisa
(Language: English)
Jadranka Neralić, Hrvatski Institut za Povijest, Zagreb

This session will explore different aspects of the pontificate and ecclesiastical government of John XXII: the first paper will examine continuities and differences between the pontificates of Clement V and John XXII, while the second paper will discuss John XXII’s role in English episcopal appointments, particularly the diocese of Winchester. The third paper will then compare the propaganda produced at the curia to the enforcement of John’s policies. The session as a whole will therefore provide new insights into the mechanics of John’s government as well as offering a re-evaluation of his reputation as a pope.