IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 709: The Papacy at Avignon, I: Administration and Politics

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 709-aThe Babylonian Captivity of Petracciulo Parenzi, Father of Francesco Petrarca
(Language: English)
Barbara Bombi, School of History, University of Kent
Paper 709-bMarsilius of Padua's Theory of Empire
(Language: English)
Frank Godthardt, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 709-cViae pacis: The Papal Quest for Peace during the Hundred Years’ War, 1339-1378
(Language: English)
Andreas Willershausen, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Augsburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy

These sessions will explore different aspects of papal government in Avignon, drawing on the records preserved in the papal registers and on papal marginalia. The second paper will examine the European policies of the same pope. The third paper will investigate the evidence provided by marginalia for papal government, and the last paper will explore papal peace initiatives during the Hundred Years’ War. The sessions will therefore provide new insights both into the value of papal registers as a historical source and into the mechanics of papal government.