IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 136: Saints' Cults, Powers, and Ideology of Power, 9th-12th Century

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut de Recherches et d'histoire du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université de Lille 3 / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Organiser:Michèle Gaillard, Département d'Histoire / Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III
Moderator/Chair:Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Paper 136-aPrincely Affairs: St Michael and Carolingian Kings
(Language: English)
Esther Dehoux, Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
Index terms: Hagiography, Political Thought
Paper 136-bA Fighting Hagiography: The Life and Miracles of St Hunegund of Homblières, by Abbot Berner (Diocese of Noyon, 10th Century)
(Language: English)
Paul Chaffenet, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3 / Université Libre de Bruxelles
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 136-cThe Lives of Eleutherius and the Claim for Independence of the Diocese of Tournai
(Language: English)
Michèle Gaillard, Département d'Histoire / Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Abstract

This session aims to study three cases in which hagiographic writings and iconographic representations of saints were used to provide ideological support for royal power, to defend monastic property against aristocratic powers, and to strengthen the claims of a local religious community.