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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1116: The Church in Western Iberia (León, Asturias, Galicia, and Portugal), II: The Power of Tradition in the 11th- and 12th-Century Leonese Church

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:James D'Emilio, Department of Humanities, University of South Florida
Moderator/Chair:Francesco Renzi, Institute for History, Universiteit Leiden
Paper 1116-aA Struggle for the Primacy in Galicia: Falsifications in the Sees of Lugo and Braga during the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Thomas Deswarte, Présentation du Centre de Recherches Historiques de l'Ouest (CERHIO), Université Rennes 2
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1116-b'A Small Gift [...] from My Son's Treasury': The Pallium of Ildefonso between Toledo and Oviedo
(Language: English)
Flora Ward, Department of Art, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The late 11th century has been portrayed as a time of upheaval in the Leonese church with the reception of the Roman rite, the arrival of Cluniac monks and foreign clergy, and the spectacular success of the pilgrimage to Compostela. The achievements of the Compostelan church are best known through the Historia Compostellana, the literature of the cult, and the art of the cathedral. Other sees defended or manufactured traditions to maintain their prerogatives in this new ecclesiastical landscape. These papers consider the forgeries and legends that supported the claims of Oviedo, Lugo, and Braga, and the contested reception of one of the most visible forms of reform, the caroline script.