IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 609: The Writing in Diocesan Government in the Late Middle Ages

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire (CRULH), Université de Nancy II
Organiser:Christine Barralis, Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz
Moderator/Chair:Alain Marchandisse, Département des Sciences Historiques, Université de Liège
Paper 609-aQuelle est la part de l'écrit dans le gouvernement du diocèse de Cambrai au tournant des XIVe-XVe siècles?
(Language: Français)
Monique Luypaert, Grand Séminaire de Tournai, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Bruxelles
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
Paper 609-bThe Bishop's Personal Secretary and the Diocesan Administration: Meaux (France) in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Christine Barralis, Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
Abstract

Some new perspectives on the working of diocesan administrations can be opened by enquiries upon their uses of writing. The distribution of the various kinds of acts between the episcopal officers is a key to understand the distribution of responsibilities. It deals too with the problematic of authority’s delegation and the one of the episcopal administration’s and action’s continuity beyond the individual temporalities: rules for notaries’ recruitment, changes of chancery’s methods, etc. are ways to study it. A comparative approach is essential to perceive how administrations grown upon same bases – the diocese – have evolved originals features.