IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1208: Disobedience to Papal Authority, I: Crusading, Heresy, Schism

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Benjamin Weber, Départment d’Histoire, Université de Pau-Pays de l'Adour
Moderator/Chair:Sebastian Zanke, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg
Paper 1208-aDisagreement, Dissent, Disobedience: The Papal Curia and the Problem of the Franciscans
(Language: English)
Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Paper 1208-bA Consultation Over (Dis)Obedience: Benedict XII and the Armenians
(Language: English)
Irene Bueno, Department of Religious Studies, Universiteit Leiden /
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1208-cDisobedient Papal Crusade Collectors: From Simple Thieves to Opponents to Crusading Policy?
(Language: English)
Benjamin Weber, Départment d’Histoire, Université de Pau-Pays de l'Adour
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The late medieval papacy claimed authority over all Christians by virtue of its succession from St Peter, and it attempted to enforce this authority in a variety of ways. The very nature of this claim could lead to resistance, however, and papal claims to primacy were often challenged, both in theory and in practice. These two sessions will examine case-studies of resistance to papal authority, looking at forms and consequences of disobedience, as well as the papal response to opposition. They will therefore provide insights into the variety of responses to, as well as the practical and theoretical limits of, papal authority.