IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1615: Ecclesiastical Institutions and Individual Decisions in Britain and Germany

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:'Germania Sacra', Akademie der Wissenschaften, Göttingen
Organiser:Jasmin Hoven-Hacker, Projekt 'Germania Sacra', Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Hedwig Röckelein, Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / 'Germania Sacra', Akademie der Wissenschaften, Göttingen
Paper 1615-aA Clergyman Out of Control: Portrait of a Bishop Around the Year 1000
(Language: English)
Helmut Flachenecker, Institut für Geschichte, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg / Projekt 'Germania Sacra', Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography, Local History, Mentalities
Paper 1615-bParchment, Politics, and Pastoral Care: Administration in 13th-Century Lincoln
(Language: English)
Philippa Hoskin, Lincoln School of Humanities, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1615-cWhich Rules?: Daughters of Princes in Late Medieval Nunneries between Monastic Ideals and Noble Background
(Language: English)
Jasmin Hoven-Hacker, Projekt 'Germania Sacra', Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Monasticism, Social History
Abstract

It is a truism that ecclesiastical institutions require rules. However, it is a truism as well that religious men and women and lay people did not always adhere to these rules. The session looks at different strata of lay and religious people from medieval Germany and Britain: at bishops, nuns and parishioners. We will ask whether the same rules applied to all people and how and why bishops ‘went out of control’, how and when pastoral care was created in times of crisis, and whether noble nuns were torn between their upbringing and religious ideals.