IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 604: Relics: East and West - Inventions and Translations, II

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:UMR 'Orient et Méditerranée' (8167), Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris / École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris / Centre de Recherches Historiques, Université Paris VIII - Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Organisers:Olivier Delouis, Laboratoire Orient-Méditerranée, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Michel Kaplan, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Moderator/Chair:Michel Kaplan, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Paper 604-aSt John the Baptist: Multiple Heads in Byzantium - How Did the Church Cope with Too Many Relic Translations?
(Language: English)
Olivier Delouis, Laboratoire Orient-Méditerranée, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 604-bTranslations of Relics by German Bishops and Their Impact upon the Diocese, Late 10th - Early 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Anne Wagner, Centre de Recherche Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire (CRULH), Université de Lorraine / Département d'histoire, Université de Franche-Comté
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 604-cThe Ambulant Relics of St Luke: A Mediterranean Saint on His Mediterranean Journey
(Language: English)
Mihailo Popović, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Religious Life
Abstract

Relics are one the main feature of religious life in Eastern as well as Western Christianity. To possess and display relics was an important concern for monasteries, public churches and kings or emperors. Some relics were very sought-after. These two sessions aim to deal with how and why new relics were invented and/or translated and what were the religious, social and political stakes of these inventions and/or translations. Both will compare East and West and show the links between the two parts of Christianity.