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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 839: Religious and Laity in 12th-Century England

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Rebecca Springer, Merton College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Paper 839-aShaping Knowledge in 12th-Century Cartularies: The Case of the Codex Wintoniensis
(Language: English)
Jennie England, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 839-bThe 'parvulis' and Religious Responsibility to the Laity in Baldwin of Forde's Liber de sectis hereticorum
(Language: English)
Suzanne Coley, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 839-cAugustinian Canons and Pastoral Care in Late 12th-Century English Localities
(Language: English)
Rebecca Springer, Merton College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching

This session explores interactions between the religious and lay people in 12th-century England through a variety of textual approaches. Paper -a examines the Codex Wintonieniensis, an early 12th-century Winchester cartulary, as a literary document, with the text's form and structure revealing the ways in which the Winchester community used its past to shape contemporary relationships. Paper -b discusses Baldwin of Forde's views on the definition and treatment of heresy in his Liber de sectis hereticorum, highlighting Baldwin's understanding of the relationships between religious authorities, the clergy, and the laity within the ideal of a unified church. Paper -c analyses some late 12th-century Augustinian texts in the religious landscapes where their authors lived and worked in order to describe the pastoral roles and strategies of the regular canons in localities such as Oxford, London, and Northampton.