IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1031: Income and Property of Clerics in Late Antiquity, I

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Project 'Presbyters in the Late Antique West'
Organiser:Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Paper 1031-aAmbrosiaster and the Problem of Clerical Profit
(Language: English)
David Hunter, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of Kentucky
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General, Social History
Paper 1031-bChurch and Private Property in Ambrose of Milan (d. 397)
(Language: English)
David Natal Villazala, Departamento de Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología, Universidad de Salamanca
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General, Social History
Paper 1031-cThe Workman Is Worthy of His Meat?: Economic Status of the Local Clergy in 7th-Century Spain
(Language: English)
Marta Szada, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General, Social History
Abstract

Late antique clerics had diverse sources of income. Some of them were rich when they got ordained, but others had to earn their life. These sessions will seek to answer the following questions: How much did the clerics rely on church property and revenues? What were other sources of their income, either those linked with their religious expertise or unconnected with ecclesiastical activity? How were the frontiers fixed between not only private property and revenues of clerics and those of the church, but also between the resources of diverse groups of clergy?