IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1609: Canon Law, VI: The Intersection of Law and Daily Life

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC) / EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages
Organisers:Melodie H. Eichbauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University College London
Paper 1609-a'Quam sit necessarium': Papal Exemption and the Privilege(d) Tradition
(Language: English)
Kriston Rennie, School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Canon Law, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1609-bMonastic Culture and Canon Law in the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Christof Rolker, Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1609-cThe Bishop and Estate Management in Gratian's Decretum: Textual Tradition within an Historical Context
(Language: English)
Melodie H. Eichbauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session looks at the quotidian realities of canon law in a broad context. It investigates how canonical collections and legal material emerged from and then, in turn, shaped the creation of the foundations of medieval ecclesiastical society, including ideas such as bishoprics and the papal ability to make exemptions. The 11th and 12th centuries were a time when ideas and language morphed and changed frequently. Only by questioning the ways in which the daily use of those ideas affected those changes can their implications be understood.