Session 319: Constructing the Papacy: Views of the Pope from Centre and Periphery
Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00
|University of Chester
|John Doran, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
|Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
|Gerald of Wales and the Pope's Garden: Fact or Satire?
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching
|Spanish Perceptions of the Papacy in the Later 12th Century
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Sermons and Preaching
|The Life of Amandus: Reflecting the Position of the Pope in the Periphery of the Regnum Francorum
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History
|Relations between the Holy See and the Mongol Khans in the 13th Century
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
The later 12th and early 13th centuries was a period of rapid expansion of the developing papal government. Yet the increasing demand for papal justice coincided with a growing chorus of criticism of the venality of the papal curia. These papers seek to investigate more closely the perceptions of the papacy, both from within the city of Rome and from further afield, and to ascertain whether the critical tradition has been overemphasised.