IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1011: Carolingian Local Priests, I: Beyond Eigenkirchen

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Moderator/Chair:Carine van Rhijn, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1011-aPriests in the Village: Local Clergy in the Carolingian Empire
(Language: English)
Thomas Kohl, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Thomas Kohl, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1011-bThe Priest, the Salvation of the Soul, and the Management of Property in the Middle Rhine Region in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1011-cPriests in the Carolingian World: A Typology
(Language: English)
Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Abstract

The traditional image of local priests as barely educated clerics at the mercy of so-called Eigenkirchenherren is no longer viable, since recent research shows how such priests had individual agency and operated within circles of the locally powerful. At the same time it has become clear that it is too rough a generalisation to think of ‘local priests’ as one homogenous group of secular clergy. This session will, on the one hand, look at ‘local priests in action’ in order to show the possibilities and limites of their activities, while it also asks after the diverse kinds of local priests we have to reckon with.