IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1629: Reform and Æthelwold of Winchester

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Foot, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Oxford
Paper 1629-aÆthelwold's Influence: His Students and the Episcopal Elite
(Language: English)
Alison Hudson, Département d’Histoire, Arts et archéologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1629-bÆthelwold of Winchester and the Ideology of Ecclesiastical Property in the Benedictine Reforms
(Language: English)
Katy Cubitt, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Rural, Hagiography
Paper 1629-cÆthelwold in the 12th Century: His Cult and Legacy
(Language: English)
Rebecca Browett, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

St Æthelwold, bishop of Winchester, was one of the leading ideologues of the 10th-century monastic reform in England. He was also a skilled organiser and politician. This session investigates how he trained up his pupils and how they made careers in the English church, how he set out to revive the Anglo-Saxon Church of Bede’s age by promoting saints’ cults and reacquiring ecclesiastical property, and how his legacy was interpreted by English historians in the 12th century.