IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 323: The Pontificate of Gregory IX, 1227-1241, III

Monday 13 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Organiser:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Paper 323-aPenitet eum satis?: Pope Gregory, Robert le Bougre, Konrad of Marburg, and Heresy As Seen by Contemporary Historiography
(Language: English)
Andrea Sommerlechner, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 323-bThe Policies of Pope Gregory IX on the Mission and Conversion of Non-Christians
(Language: English)
Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt, Department of History, Aalborg University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 323-cDouble Game: The Hungarian King and Gregory IX's Roman Curia
(Language: English)
Katarína Štulrajterová, Independent Scholar, London
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 politics towards heresy as mirrored in contemporary historiography, his attitudes to missionary activities, and relationship with non-Christian rulers and the Hungarian-Curial diplomatic relations during his pontificate.