IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1213: Roma Sacra, III: Rome and Its Leaders - The Popes, Their Agendas, and Their Propaganda

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Dorine van Espelo, Faculteit der Letteren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Giorgia Vocino, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1213-aPopes and Roman Power, I: Anchoring Religious Politics and Constraints of Tradition in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Roald Dijkstra, Faculteit der Letteren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1213-bPopes and Roman Power, II: Anchoring Religious Politics and Constraints of Tradition in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Dorine van Espelo, Faculteit der Letteren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1213-cThe Role of the Muslims in Papal Relations with the Carolingians
(Language: English)
Sam Ottewill-Soulsby, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Papers -a and -b will explore the process of the invention and appropriation of Petrine traditions in late antique (paper -a) and early medieval (paper -b) papal discourse. They analyse in what ways and at what defining moments the bishops of Rome anchored their pontificates and the papacy as an institution in Petrine foundations through both their communication and self-representation within and outside Rome. Paper -c will focus on the growing importance of Muslim power in the Italian peninsula in the 9th century and its impact on the relationship between the Popes and the Carolingian dynasty. It will consider the way contact with the Saracens changed papal interaction with the Frankish rulers by placing new imperatives upon the pontiff.