IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1120: Sessions in Medieval Canon Law in Honour of Linda Fowler-Magerl, II: Sources and Reception

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Martin Brett, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Moderator/Chair:Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Paper 1120-aThe Reception of Canon Law in 10th- and 11th-Century Denmark
(Language: English)
Frederik Pedersen, School of History, Divinity & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1120-bThe Origins and (Monastic) Reception of the Diversorum patrum sententie (74T)
(Language: English)
Christof Rolker, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universit├Ąt Konstanz
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1120-cThe Council of Piacenza, 1095
(Language: English)
Robert Somerville, Department of Religion, Columbia University
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This second session in honour of the eminent historian of medieval canon law, Dr Linda Fowler-Magerl addresses the problems of the origins of new collections and dissemination of canon law in the 10th and the 11th centuries as the movement for ecclesiastical reform began to turn to law as a means of realizing its objectives. Individually the papers address the impact of law on the newly converted Danish lands, the much vexed question of the milieu in which the important reforming Collection in 74 Titles originated, and the significance of canon law to the sometimes marginalized Pope Alexander II. Collectively, they address the issue of how different reformers conceived of and employed canon law.