IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 109: Eugenius III, I: Law, Politics, and Theology

Monday 9 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Moderator/Chair:Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Paper 109-a'Not the Lord's but Justinian's': Eugenius III and the Law
(Language: English)
Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 109-bEugenius III and France
(Language: English)
Pascal Montaubin, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP), Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History
Paper 109-cLast Things: Eugenius III, Precursor of the Medieval Epitaph Tradition
(Language: English)
Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History

Abstract a: This paper will suggest that the revolution in Canon Law occurred not under Alexander III but under Eugenius III. It was this which attracted the critical comments of St Bernard and Gerhoh of Reichersberg who possibly misunderstood the importance of sophisticated legal process to the exercise of the legal authority to which the whole of Europe was beginning to appeal.
Abstract b: to be provided.
Abstract c: Examples of papal epitaphs are known from as early as late antiquity and throughout the early middle ages. In the twelfth century, however, there is a huge increase in numbers of extant texts – often more than one text is known for the same person. Starting from Eugenius III’s known epitaphs I will try to explore the border region between sepulchral reality, pious memory, literary convention and possibly playful scholarly exercise in the context of the (so-called?) ‘Renaissance of the twelfth century’.