IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1320: Sessions in Medieval Canon Law in Honour of Linda Fowler-Magerl, IV: Law and 'Reform'

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Martin Brett, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Moderator/Chair:Greta Austin, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Paper 1320-aThe Clavis canonum in Use: Margin and Afterthought
(Language: English)
Martin Brett, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Canon Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1320-bThe Problem of the 'Intermediate Collection': The Case of the Collectio Barberiniana
(Language: English)
Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1320-cPoitevin Manuscripts, the Abbey of Saint-Ruf, and Ecclesiastical Reform in the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Uta-Renate Blumenthal, Department of History, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This fourth session in honour of the eminent historian of medieval canon law, Dr Linda Fowler-Magerl, focuses on how medieval compilers utilized canonical sources and manuscripts. Individually the papers address the issue of the minor adaptations with which copyists sought to modify their archetypes, the significance of ‘intermediate’ compilations of canonical sources, many of which are no longer extant but which can be
reconstructed from parallel later use, and the extent to which local monasteries played significant roles in the dissemination of canonical material.
Collectively, the papers shed light on how canonical compilers both evaluated and disseminated material.