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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 610: Social Networks of Clergy in Late Antiquity, II

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Project 'Presbyters in the Late Antique West', Uniwersytet Warszawski
Organiser:Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:David Hunter, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of Kentucky
Paper 610-aFriends and Enemies: The Female Relationships of Late Antique Clerics in Exile
(Language: English)
Julia Hillner, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 610-bEating with Heretics: Nicene Clergy toward Homoian Communities in the Successor Kingdoms
(Language: English)
Marta Szada, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 610-cManaging Expectations in a Western Ascetic Network: Augustine, Paulinus of Nola, Sulpicius Severus
(Language: English)
Michael Williams, Department of Ancient Classics, Maynooth University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 610-dOpen Courtesy and Hidden Rivalry in Salutatory Formulas of Clerics' Letters in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Stanisław Adamiak, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Social History

Late antique clerics did not act in a social void. They had friends, partners, allies, patrons, and enemies. These two sessions will examine relations which linked bishops, presbyters, and deacons with lay people, women, heretics, monks, and other members of the clergy, in different regions of Christendom in c. 300-600. While analysing normative texts, narratives, theological treatises, inscriptions, and particularly letters the speakers will seek to explain the range, strength, and character of personal and institutional contacts as well as the mechanisms which helped to establish, maintain, and sometimes break them up.