IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 239: Approaches to Late Medieval Court Records, II: Church Courts

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sarah Crawford, Department of History, University of Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Frances Andrews, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 239-aAppeal Processes in the 13th-Century Court of Canterbury
(Language: English)
Sarah White, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law
Paper 239-bLegal Expertise and Delayed Justice in Medieval Portuguese Courts, 13th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
André Vitória, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law
Paper 239-cLanguage Shifts: From Latin to English Depositions in Late Medieval Church Courts
(Language: English)
Sarah Crawford, Department of History, University of Sydney
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Canon Law, Law
Abstract

This strand of three sessions, a continuation of previous stands at the IMC in 2013 and 2014, brings together scholars working on late medieval legal archives across Western Europe. It seeks to provoke debate on the multiple methodologies applicable to late medieval judicial documents and to foster contacts between scholars working on these rich and remarkable sources, focussing on topics such as identity and reputation, social narratives, communities, legal procedures and the relationship between judicial records and the everyday life of the societies which produced them.