IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 325: Canon Law, III: Law and the Papacy in the 13th Century

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

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-Universit√§t M√ľnchen
Moderator/Chair:Martin Brett, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Paper 325-aPapal 'Authorization' of Crusades: Fact or Anachronism?
(Language: English)
John Phillip Lomax, Department of History, Politics & Justice, Ohio Northern University
Index terms: Canon Law, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 325-bJohn of Paris's Use of Canon Law
(Language: English)
Thomas Parry-Jones, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 325-c'A time to every purpose under heaven': Caseloads and Seasonality in the York Cause Papers, 1300-1500
(Language: English)
Frederik Pedersen, School of History, Divinity & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Canon Law, Economics - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sexuality

The 13th century was the high point of the so-called ‘papal monarchy’. The role of canon law in the creation of that method of government remains hotly disputed, and this session will investigate not only how the papacy interacted with canon law, but also how individual canonists and teachers used and manipulated that law. An underlying question tackled by this session, therefore, is the relationship between the canonists and the papacy at a time when both papal government and the schools were in a state of flux, and how those links affected the development of both institutions.