IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 210: Supplicatory Cultures, II: Ecclesiastical Petitions and Legal Strategy in Medieval Europe

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Matthew Phillips, School of History, University of Leicester
Thomas William Smith, Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Phillips, School of History, University of Leicester
Paper 210-aPapal Supplicants and Their Strategies in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Thomas William Smith, Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 210-bIn the Pope's Bedroom: The Use of Space and Visual Communication in the Papal Encounters with Petitioners in the Central Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt, Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 210-cHow to Play the System: Uses of Legal Procedure in York Matrimonial Cases
(Language: English)
Frederik Pedersen, School of History, Divinity & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Canon Law, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Law
Abstract

These sessions seek to explore the ideas, customs, and behaviour of petitioners and administrators at ecclesiastical and royal courts in the submission and receipt of supplications for legal redress. They will assess the effectiveness of the legal strategies pursued by supplicants, as well as the administrative systems in place for the provision of justice and grace in response to these petitions.