IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1217: Mali Christiani: Perceptions of Bad Christians

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Organiser:Lindy Grant, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 1217-aMali Christiani: Perceptions of Transgression in 11th-Century East Central Europe
(Language: English)
Milosz Sosnowski, Institute of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1217-bHierarchy versus Heresy: Pope Gregory IX and Crusading in Europe in the 1230s
(Language: English)
Rebecca A. C. Rist, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Canon Law, Crusades
Paper 1217-c'These Christians are devils in their speech!': 14th-Century Toulouse and Heresy
(Language: English)
Catherine E. Léglu, Department of French Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This session focuses on perceptions of mali christiani – bad Christians, Christians who are still counted within rather than without the church – in clerical writing, including hagiography, papal letters, and sermons. Two papers will deal with those perceptions and the Cathar heresy in SW. France in the 13th and 14th centuries; two deal with the perceived fragility of Christianisation in East Central Europe in the 11th and the 13th centuries: between them they will bring a richly comparative approach to medieval concepts of what constituted heresy over a broad geographical and historical timeframe.