IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 322: The Delegation of Authority into the Church

Monday 13 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:CRULH - Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz
Organiser:Christine Barralis, Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz
Moderator/Chair:Michèle Gaillard, Département d'Histoire / Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III
Paper 322-aPapal Vicars and Legates, 5th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Fabrice Delivré, Ecole normale supérieure lettres et sciences humaines, Lyons (ENS-LSH) / CIHAM (UMR 5648)
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 322-bPropositions for a Typology of the Papal Power's Delegation: Papal Legates, Non-Cardinal Ambassadors, and Messengers during the First Years of the Western Great Schism
(Language: English)
Philippe Genequand, Université de Genève
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 322-cThe Local Executors of the Letters of Urban V in the Ecclesiastical Province of Trier
(Language: English)
Christine Barralis, Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The study of the delegation of authority is a way to understand the running of the Church and of the papacy. We will ask both practical and theoretical sources about the vocabulary of the delegation/commission, examine the acts by which the pope entrust some large or isolated functions to somebody’s care, to ascertain what are the origins of the power of the papal administration’s members, what are the rules determining the hierarchy of powers in the daily running of this administration, and the part taken by personal networks in the determination of the authority’s delegations.