IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 829: Rules of Documentary Literacy

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:APICES - Association paléographique internationale: Culture, Écriture, Société / Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Paris
Organiser:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Sébastien Barret, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 829-aThe Rules of the Church: Written Forms of Episcopal Power in Western Tuscany
(Language: English)
Andrea Puglia, Universtià degli Studi di Siena
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Literacy and Orality
Paper 829-b'Ex antiqua consuetudine': The Written and Unwritten Rules of Charter Production within the Comital Chancery of Flanders and Hainaut (1191-1244)
(Language: English)
Els de Paermentier, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality
Paper 829-cLaw and Confirmation of Bishops' Elections: The Rules of the Testimonies from a Medieval Manuscript (15th Century)
(Language: English)
Véronique Julerot, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality

The session is interested in enhancing our knowledge of the role of writing in local and regional administration. Andrea Puglia studies the relations between the formal structures of written artefacts and forms of power and the imposition of authority in the society of the bishops of Pisa, Volterra and Lucca from 1050 to 1150. Els de Paermentier’s paper will deal with the unwritten agreements and measures within the chancery by which the clerks established a ‘chancery’ identity and the impact of establishing a written rule. Véronique Julerot dedicates her paper to the obviously unwritten rules to be extracted from the testimonies in the case against the election of Gérard Gobaille to the bishop of Sens (1492).