IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 223: The Pontificate of Gregory IX, 1227-1241, II

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Organiser:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Paper 223-aHugolino
(Language: English)
Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 223-bVelud fulgor meridianus: The Anonymous Vita Gregorii IX
(Language: English)
Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 223-cThe Third Quadriga: Gregory IX, Joachim of Fiore, and the Florensian Order
(Language: English)
Julia Eva Wannenmacher, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Theology
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 Gregory’s early life as cardinal Hugolino, a contemporary biography written by an anonymous author and about the pope’s lifelong close relationship to Joachim of Fiore and his monastic foundation.