IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1734: The Reception of Papal Legates: Ceremonial, Ritual, and Hard Work

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Emil Lauge Christensen, Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Mia Münster-Swendsen, Institut for Kommunikation og Humanistisk Videnskab, Roskilde Universitet
Paper 1734-aThe Ceremonial of Papal Legates: Questions and Problems
(Language: English)
Kriston Rennie, School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Kriston Rennie, School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1734-bThe Ritual Reception of Papal Legates, c. 1200 - c. 1250
(Language: English)
Emil Lauge Christensen, Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg Universitet
Emil Lauge Christensen, Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1734-cA Number of Failures?: Papal Legates to the Swedish Church Province
(Language: English)
Bertil Nilsson, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs Universitet
Bertil Nilsson, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1734-dWhen Money Counts: The Collection Delegation from Avignon to Norway 1326-1328
(Language: English)
Torstein Jørgensen, Fakultet for teologi, diakoni og ledelsesfag, VID Vitenskapelige Høgskole, Stavanger
Torstein Jørgensen, Fakultet for teologi, diakoni og ledelsesfag, VID Vitenskapelige Høgskole, Stavanger
Abstract

Spanning a comprehensive period of time, this session studies the reception of papal legates as well as the work these legates were able to pursue in the composite and changing environment of medieval Europe. Regional actors had their own (sometimes conflicting) agendas when receiving or summoning a legate. How did regional actors and legates interact with each other? Furthermore, the session examines the expectations, customs, and ritual interpretations of receptions of papal legates in order to investigate the extension of papal authority and power. What goals were the legates actually able to pursue successfully (or not)?