IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 225: Canon Law, II: Developing Romano-Canonical Legal Procedure in the 12th and 13th Centuries

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC) / Church, Law & Society in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Danica Summerlin, Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Paper 225-aPrescription in 12th-Century Canonistic Procedure
(Language: English)
Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History & Geography, West Texas A&M University, Canyon
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 225-bExecutors, Papal Provision, and the Development of Canon-Law Procedure in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Kerstin Hitzbleck, Historisches Institut, Universität Bern
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The century that followed the emergence of Gratian’s Decretum saw the appearance and crystallisation of the complex Romano-canonical legal process. This session will investigate the emergence of that procedural system, to better understand both how the system developed and then how it came to be used at a local level rather than simply relying on the copious manuscript evidence of the legal schools. Since the Romano-canonical legal procedure was one of the great achievements of post-Gratian canon law, this session will demonstrate the continued role of local interaction with procedure, even after the schools began to dominate ecclesiastical legal culture.