IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1309: Hincmar's 9th Century, IV: Hincmar and Socio-Political Order

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Rachel Stone, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge / Department of History, King's College London
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Rachel Stone, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge / Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1309-aFamily Order and Kingship according to Hincmar
(Language: English)
Sylvie Joye, Département d’Histoire, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1309-bHincmar and the Nun: The Council of Douzy 874 and the Judgement against Duda
(Language: English)
Rachel Stone, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge / Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Canon Law, Gender Studies
Paper 1309-cHincmar of Rheims and His Battle against Hincmar of Laon
(Language: English)
Christine Kleinjung, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1309-d'Extremely good advice': Hincmar's View of the Parish and Its Priest
(Language: English)
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Abstract

Hincmar’s writings include many discussions of the right order of lay and religious society. The first paper explores order at the highest, but also most intimate level: the family politics involved in kingship. The second discusses what a judgment on the case of a rebellious nun and her priest lover from 874, can tell us about both canon law procedure and the gender order. The third paper explores one of Hincmar’s most bitter disputes, with his own nephew, Hincmar of Laon, involving important questions about episcopal authority and behaviour. Finally we have Hincmar’s more theoretical reflection on the expected behaviour of his diocesan priests.