IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 625: Knowledge and Practice in Intellectual Clerical Environments: Paris, 1140-1200

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Medieval Society, Paris
Organisers:Walter Ysebaert, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Vlaanderen / Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Stefaan van Liefferinge, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Moderator/Chair:Ian P. Wei, Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol
Paper 625-aCould New Views Change Old Ways? Some Remarks on the Influence of New Scriptural Teaching on Uses of the Bible in Letter-Writing
(Language: English)
Julie Barrau, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Education, Rhetoric
Paper 625-bClerics, Conflict Resolution and Law: Paris, 1150-1200
(Language: English)
Walter Ysebaert, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Vlaanderen / Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Education, Law, Religious Life
Paper 625-cFrom Concepts to Practice: Scientific Aspects of 12th-Century Architecture
(Language: English)
Stefaan van Liefferinge, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Science, Technology
Abstract

The papers present new research with regard to the Parisian intellectual (clerical) environment in the 12th century. W. Ysebaert will demonstrate if and how law gradually penetrated the Parisian schools and influenced the actions of clerics with regard to the resolution of their mutual conflicts. S. Van Liefferinge will focus on the use of mathematics by the builders of Churches, on their level of education and skills, and on the way the gap between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ was bridged. General conclusions with regard to the general subject will be made.