IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 816: Bishops and Cities in the Anglo-Norman World: Actions and Representations

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Véronique Gazeau, UFR d'Histoire, Université de Caen
Moderator/Chair:Véronique Gazeau, UFR d'Histoire, Université de Caen
Paper 816-aThe Acta archiepiscoporum Rotomagensium and Urban Ecclesiastical Rivalry in 11th-Century Normandy
(Language: English)
Richard Allen, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 816-bThe Urban Parishes: Spaces of Action for the Norman Bishops?
(Language: English)
Grégory Combalbert, Centre Michel de Boüard, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Anciennes et Médiévales (CRAHAM - UMR 6273), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 816-cEpiscopal Influence on Urban Institutions: The Cases of Ely and Cambridge
(Language: English)
Nicholas Karn, Christ Church, University of Oxford
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History

Through narrative and diplomatic sources this workshop will analyse links between city authorities in the Anglo-Norman world. These links come from the ecclesiastical jurisdiction over monastic houses and parishes. In Ely, the bishop was the protector of significant hospitals, while in Normandy the struggle between the duke/aristocracy, canons and bishops for the administration of the parishes will be shown. Conflicts also raged at Rouen in 1073 between the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Ouen and the archbishop. These examples provide an opportunity to examine the influence of the bishops in the cities, and the manifestation of their power.