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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1209: Canon Law, III: Re-Interpreting Medieval Canon Lawyers and Their Sources

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organiser:Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Christof Rolker, Fachbereich Geschichte und Soziologie, Universität Konstanz
Paper 1209-a'Dialogo della pratica della ragione' di Francesco Sansovino: tra 'ordo' e 'processus'
(Language: Italiano)
Cecilia Natalini, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Trento
Index terms: Canon Law, Law
Paper 1209-bThe COGD Program: A Critical Update
(Language: English)
Riccardo Saccenti, Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII, Bologna
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography

This session investigates how we remember and understand law and legal sources. Focussing particularly on canon lawyers and canon law texts from 1100 on, it looks at interpretations and editions, and how those have changed over time. The last century has seen great changes in historical perspectives on Ivo of Chartres (one of the greatest of the medieval canonists), on the use of medieval papal letters in later legal and theological sources, and on the purpose and nature of the ecumenical church councils. These papers look at the influence of those changes, and assess the contributions of more recent scholarship to new interpretations of medieval canon law.