IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 206: Law, Thought, and Action between East and West, II: Latin and Greek Borders

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Romanian Academy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Organiser:Alexandru Simon, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Moderator/Chair:Ekaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 206-aAphorismos tou basilea: State-Church Relations in the time of Michael VIII Palaiologos
(Language: English)
Ionuţ Alexandru Tudorie, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Canon Law
Paper 206-bInsights into the Byzantine Canonical Legislation against the Latins in the 14th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Marie-Hélène Blanchet, Institut für Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

‘East’ and ‘West’ met under various forms throughout the Middle Ages. Few encounters however were as complex as those at Christendom’s terrestrial and maritime eastern and south-eastern borders. They ‘lawfully’ engulfed the antique heritage and the ‘medieval novelties’ and were seldom single-directed, whether on a philosophical or on an administrative level. On the basis of case studies, the papers emphasize matters of individuality, as well as general features in a contact area crossed by various channels of communication, including crusading. The presentations also reveal the, at times, neglected structural impact of Byzantium on its contemporaries, admirers and adversaries.