IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1221: Cities in Medieval Italy and Italians in Medieval Cities, VI: Cities of God - Cultic Sites and Ecclesiastical Patronage

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:School of History & Archives, University College Dublin / Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Organisers:Edward Coleman, Department of History,
William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Catherine Lawless, Department of History, University of Limerick
Paper 1221-aPassion, Pride, and Pilfering: City and Saint in Medieval Southern Italy
(Language: English)
Paul Oldfield, Department of History & Economic History, Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Daily Life, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1221-bHis Sister's Keeper?: Cardinal Giacomo Colonna's Patronage Relationships
(Language: English)
Emily Graham, Department of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 1221-c'Ubi papa ibi Roma?': The Impact of Urban V's Temporary Return to Rome (1367-70) on the Artistic Production and Devotional Life of the Eternal City
(Language: English)
Claudia Bolgia, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety

This session will look at the aspects of the religious space of Rome and other central and south Italian cities in various periods in the Middle Ages. The aim is to examine the place of a selection of shrines, sanctuaries, chapels, and churches in the devotional life of the urban population. Particular attention will be paid to the importance of relics, civic saints, female saints, the relationship between religious communities and their patrons, and between patrons and artists.