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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 515: Reform and the Clergy, I: Correctio in the 9th and 10th Centuries

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Katy Cubitt, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 515-aCorrectio in Bad Latin?: Local Communities and the Carolingian Reforms
(Language: English)
Carine van Rhijn, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Education, Local History
Paper 515-bKulturkampf: Putting Priests on Trial in the 9th/19th Century
(Language: English)
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Law
Paper 515-cPolitical Calculations or Pastoral Duty?: Monastic Reform and the Bishop in the 10th-Century Church Province of Reims
(Language: English)
Ortwin Huysmans, Onderzoeksgroep Geschiedenis van de Middeleeuwen, KU Leuven
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism

The concept of correction (correctio) was important in the Carolingian and post-Carolingian church as a means of regulating behaviour and observance. Clergy were involved in implementing correction but were also subject to it themselves, usually at the hands of bishops. Bishops also had to regulate the behaviour of regular clergy. The papers in this session examine how correction was implemented by clergy at a local level, whether kings were involved in correcting clergy (and the extent to which this 'clash of cultures' reveals more about the 19th century than the 9th century) and the role of bishops in disciplining inmates of monasteries and the extent to which their role differed from that of lay magnates.