IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 121: The Pontificate of Gregory IX, 1227-1241, I

Monday 13 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Organiser:Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Moderator/Chair:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 121-aGregory IX and the City of Rome
(Language: English)
John Doran, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 121-bGregory IX and the North
(Language: English)
Torben Kjersgaard Nielsen, Institute for History, International & Social Studies
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 121-cGregory IX and Spain
(Language: English)
Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Abstract

The Pontificate of Gregory IX, 1227-41 represents a key moment in the history of the papacy, both in its relationship with the secular powers and with the Church. The immense struggle with the Empire, the birth of the inquisition, crusading in almost all directions, the development of canon law and ecclesiastical administration are some of the many features worthy of further examination. In this particular session we look at both the centre and periphery by examining Gregory and the city of Rome, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Scandinavian countries.