IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 630: Representation of Kings, Nobility, and Clergy in Chronicles and Contemporary Sources

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Moderator/Chair:Guy Perry, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 630-aThe Relations between Raymond VI Count of Toulouse and the Clergy during the Albigensian Crusade in Light of the Chronicles by Guillaume de Puylaurens
(Language: English)
Monika Juzepczuk, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Paper 630-bThe Seignioral Nobility's Patronage in the Castile's Monasteries and Convents during the First Half of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Juan Antonio Prieto Sayagués, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Monasticism, Social History
Abstract

Paper -a:
The paper discusses the manner of presentation of the relations between Raymond VI count of Toulouse and representatives of the clergy during the Albigensian Crusade by Guillaume de Puylaurans in the context of the origins and purposes of the chronicles. I will start by presenting the author of the chronicles and discussing the problem of the relationships between Guillaume de Puylaurens, count Raymond VI and the bishop Fulk. Afterwards I will talk about the relations between the count and the pope, papal legates, and local clergy (in particular the bishop Fulk and the members of the order of Hospitallers) featured by the chronicler, and the causes and purposes of such a presentation.

Paper -b:
During the first half of the 15th century, Castile’s segneuries were increased. At the same time, the owner nobility of these seigneuries proceeded to fundate monasteries and convents in their lands and they got with the patronage of the existents.These centres executed an important socio-economic role in the lineage, with the profession of their relatives; the confessors, advisers, and testamentaries election and the burial election in monastic’s chapels.

Within the latter, were perpetual masses, anniversaries, and chaplencies. These relations ‘por siempre jamás’ guaranteed economical survival of the monastery by the deceased’s lended rents, who in exchange, pursued his salvation and the maintenance of his memory.