IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 319: Constructing the Papacy: Views of the Pope from Centre and Periphery

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:University of Chester
Organiser:John Doran, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Moderator/Chair:Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Paper 319-aGerald of Wales and the Pope's Garden: Fact or Satire?
(Language: English)
John Doran, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 319-bSpanish Perceptions of the Papacy in the Later 12th Century
(Language: English)
Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 319-cThe Life of Amandus: Reflecting the Position of the Pope in the Periphery of the Regnum Francorum
(Language: English)
Hans Stegeman, Independent Scholar, Zoetermeer
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History
Paper 319-dRelations between the Holy See and the Mongol Khans in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Dan Goldenberg, School of History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

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.