IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1309: Canon Law, IV: Textual Authority in the Conciliar Setting and Its Afterlife

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organisers:Melodie H. Eichbauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Melodie H. Eichbauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
Paper 1309-aCanon Law Collections in Action at Councils: Burchard, Burchard's Decretum, and the Council of Seligenstadt of 1023
(Language: English)
Greta Austin, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1309-bEmploying the 'New Law': The Example of the 1179 Lateran Council
(Language: English)
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1309-c'The Pope has forbidden': The Influence of the Fourth Lateran Council on Danish 13th-Century Legislation
(Language: English)
Helle Vogt, Center for Retskulturelle Studier, Det Juridiske Fakultet, KĂžbenhavns Universitet
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law
Abstract

The medieval ecclesiastical council was, above all, a place to enact and to disseminate reforming ideas. Looking at the council across three centuries, this session investigates how existing canonical texts and new decrees were adopted and used in that particular environment. Councils were a hub of legal activity, but little is known of the mechanisms and processes by which they used existing regulations or of the ways in which they attempted to disseminate their own, the twin interests of this session.