IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 503: The Papacy at Avignon, I: Papal Government

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 503-aJohn XXII and Europe: Avignon between Centre and Periphery
(Language: English)
Sebastian Zanke, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universit├Ąt Augsburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 503-bDelegating Powers: The Avignon Papacy and the Clergy in Latin Cyprus
(Language: English)
Nicholas S. Coureas, Cyprus Research Centre, Nicosia
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 503-cThe Cardinals at Calais (1347-1372): The Peace Politics of the Avignon Popes Revisited
(Language: English)
Andreas Willershausen, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universit├Ąt Augsburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This session will explore issues of centre and periphery in papal politics at Avignon. The first paper will discuss the European policies of Pope John XXII, while the second paper will examine the relationship between the Avignon papacy and the clergy of Latin Cyprus. The third paper will investigate papal arbitration and organisation of peace conferences during the Hundred Years’ War. By examining different aspects of curial government, both in its relationship with secular governments and with the clergy in Cyprus, the session will provide new insights into the mechanics, theory and practice of papal government at Avignon.