IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 809: The Papacy at Avignon, II: Political and Cultural Life

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 809-aPope John XXII in the Margins: Annotations Old and New
(Language: English)
Patrick Nold, Department of History, State University of New York, Albany
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 809-cUbi papa, ibi Roma: Simone Martini's 'Holy Family' in the Avignon Context
(Language: English)
Lisa Tomlinson, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History

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 first paper will discuss Italians working at the curia during the pontificate of John XXII, while 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.