IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1009: Canon Law, I: Canonical Reform in the Context of Insular-Continental Exchanges, 500-900

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organiser:Michael Daniel Elliot, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:Roy Flechner, School of History, University College Dublin
Paper 1009-aTheodore, Ecgberht, Boniface, and the Beginning of the Penitential Genre in the West
(Language: English)
Michael Daniel Elliot, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1009-bThe Canon Law Collection of MS Cologne 210: An Unfinished Work?
(Language: English)
Semih Heinen, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1009-cThe Insular Elements of the Collectio 400 capitulorum
(Language: English)
Sven Meeder, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Efforts to renew and reform laws and customs reflect moments of crisis, wherein actors perceive a discrepancy between their ideals and their social-political realities. Such moments arose frequently in the context of ‘Insular’ and ‘Continental’ encounters from 500-900, when the Irish and Anglo-Saxon churches entered into increasingly close contact with their Continental counterparts. These encounters brought into relief the differences between these churches’ respective disciplinary and legal traditions, and resulted in several ideological crises and movements for canonical reform. This session will explore some of the ways in which these interactions led to significant innovations in medieval canon law.