IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1125: Shaping Episcopal Ideology: Relics, Images, and Books

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Episcopus: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages / Conventus: Problems of Religious Communal Life in the High Middle Ages
Organiser:Diane J. Reilly, Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington
Moderator/Chair:Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Paper 1125-aEpiscopus 'Al Fresco': Episcopal Iconography in the Painted Programs of Northern Italy at the Turn of the Millennium
(Language: English)
Evan Gatti, Department of Art & Art History, Elon University, North Carolina
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1125-bSaints, Relics, and the Representation of Episcopal Identity in Early 11th-Century Cambrai
(Language: English)
Pieter Byttebier, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Liturgy, Local History
Paper 1125-cWhat Kinds of Documents Were Useful in a Northern Spanish Episcopal Library at the Beginning of the 12th Century?: The Example of Oviedo
(Language: English)
Hélène Sirantoine, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography

This is one of four sessions dedicated to the commemoration of bishops in the Middle Ages. Contributors to this session will examine the material and spiritual culture of episcopal courts, from the creation of an iconography of the episcopacy in fresco programs in 10th- and 11th-century Italy, to the use of relics and hagiography in 11th-century Cambrai, to the formation and use of episcopal libraries in the central Middle Ages. All will contribute to our understanding of the physical, intellectual, and liturgical elaboration of episcopal identity.