IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1718: New Direction or Epic Failure?: Papal Activities in the Later Middle Ages

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:James Hill, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1718-aChrist's 'Commander-in-Chief'?: Pope Urban II and the Direction of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Kenneth Parsons, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1718-b'Se' tu già costì ritto, Bonifazio?': The Papacy in Dante's Inferno
(Language: English)
Rory D. Sellgren, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Theology
Paper 1718-cA Handy Guide on How Not to Save a Kingdom: The Avignon Popes and Armenia
(Language: English)
James Hill, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

This panel aims to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the question of papal involvement in the secular world, in different geographical, chronological and methodological areas. The panel comprises of postgraduate students from the University of Leeds, looking at the early 14th century. It will cover papal support of Isabella of France by John XXII, Dante Alighieri’s vision of the Avignon popes and of Florentine struggles with them, and papal dealings with the Kingdom of Armenia during its decline.