IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1129: Jacques de Vitry: Reform, Mission, and Crusade in the Early 13th Century, II - Texts

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, Warburg Institute, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Barbara Zimbalist, Department of English, University of Texas, El Paso
Paper 1129-aThe Early Manuscript Tradition of Jacques de Vitry's Historia Hierosolymitana Abbreviata
(Language: English)
Jan Vandeburie, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1129-bJacques de Vitry's Letters: Some New Interpretations
(Language: English)
Megan Cassidy-Welch, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1129-cCrusade Culture in Jacques de Vitry's Exempla
(Language: English)
Lydia Marie Walker, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

Jacques de Vitry, the preacher who ‘moved the whole of France unlike anyone before or after him’, was a crucial actor in the reform movement of the early 13th century. As preacher, as bishop, and as cardinal, he contributed greatly to the Papacy’s reform and crusade agenda in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council. Jacques’s Vita of Marie d’Oignies, his reports of his missions among the Levantine Christians and Muslims, his encyclopedic treatises on the Holy Land and the Western Church, as well as his monumental sermon collections all had a profound impact, both during his times and in the centuries to come. In these sessions scholars currently investigating Jacques’s life and works from different perspectives discuss their most recent research.