IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1704: Honour, Social Differentiation, and Gender in Early Ireland and Francia

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Irish Research Council (IRC) Project 'Religious Landscapes in the 8th Century: Ireland and Northern Francia in Comparison'
Organiser:Elaine Pereira Farrell, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Sven Meeder, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Paper 1704-aChanging Perceptions of Legal Status and Rank in Early Irish Ecclesiastical Thought
(Language: English)
Roy Flechner, School of History, University College Dublin
Roy Flechner, School of History, University College Dublin
Roy Flechner, School of History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Social History
Paper 1704-bWergild and Penance: A Complex Interaction
(Language: English)
Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Social History
Paper 1704-cGender, Sexuality, and Female Penance in the Insular and Frankish Penitentials
(Language: English)
Elaine Pereira Farrell, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Elaine Pereira Farrell, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Elaine Pereira Farrell, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Canon Law, Gender Studies, Law, Social History
Abstract

This session forms part of the project ‘Religious Landscapes in the 8th Century: Ireland and Northern Francia in Comparison’, funded by the Irish Research Council. It proposes to examine canon-law texts and penitentials from both Ireland and Francia as sources for understanding ecclesiastical conceptions of legal status, social status, gender relations, economic activity, and dispute settlement within the church and outside it. By paying close attention to the reception and modification of insular texts in Francia, the papers in this session will investigate patterns of change and continuity in both the formation and application of ideas about social order and the church’s place within it.