IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1625: Understanding Anglo-Norman Churchmen

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organisers:Michael French, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Eilidh Harris, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Huntington, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Paper 1625-aMethod Acting: Episcopal Performance in Practice
(Language: English)
Charlotte Lewandowski, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 1625-bApproaching 12th-Century Churchmen through the Lens of Sanctity
(Language: English)
Eilidh Harris, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 1625-cRestoring the Church: Anglo-Norman Churchmen in the Context of Reform
(Language: English)
Michael French, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Abstract

Anglo-Norman churchmen were a self-conscious group of men who sought to present themselves in a variety of ways. This session explores how these important religious figures portrayed themselves and how others portrayed them; both as traditional holy men and in the context of religious reforms. So three papers will consider these churchmen first through the performance of episcopal power; second, the lens of sanctity; and third the context of church restoration. This session offers to untangle some of the many strands that weave together to form the identities of these complex men of God with a balanced range of complimentary approaches.