IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 311: The Separation of Church and Church in the Carolingian Era, 8th-10th Centuries, III: Adaptation and Exaptation

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Rutger Kramer, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Graeme Ward, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Mayke de Jong, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 311-aSententia legis?: Bishops Teaching and Bishops Taught in Hrabanus Maurus's De institutione clericorum
(Language: English)
Cinzia Grifoni, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Cinzia Grifoni, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Monasticism, Political Thought
Paper 311-b‘No one comes to the Father except through me': Church Fathers in the Institutio Canonicorum and Beyond
(Language: English)
Veronika Wieser, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Veronika Wieser, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Education, Theology
Paper 311-cOn the Shoulders of Goths: Visigothic Sources for Carolingian Reforms
(Language: English)
Molly Lester, Department of History, Princeton University
Molly Lester, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Abstract

The third and final session of this strand takes a closer look at the sources which bore most heavily upon Carolingian distinctions between monastic and canonical communities, considering the ways they were both adopted and adapted by contemporaries, not only in the Institutio Canonicorum of 816 but also in texts that, directly or indirectly, responded to it. Cinzia Grifoni’s paper centres on Hrabanus Maurus’ De Institutione Clericorum, and considers how the text was not simply a handbook for clerics, but can also be seen from the wider frame of ecclesiastical and liturgical reform that followed on from the Council of Aachen in 816. Veronika Wieser will take a look at the uses of the patristic sources in the Institutio Canonicorum, with a special emphasis on the use of Augustinian texts to justify the behaviour of the different ordines, while also asking how these sources were adapted for their use in early medieval reform texts. Finally, Molly Lester will offer a specifically Visigothic perspective on the sources of Carolingian reform by exploring the impact of Taio of Zaragoza’s Liber Sententiarum, a florilegium of the works of Gregory the Great, on 9th-century efforts to correct church practice.

N.B. This session has been organized by two people. The second is Rutger Kramer. Affiliation: Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Email Address: Rutger.Kramer@oeaw.ac.at