IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1033: Canon Law, I: Living the Law in the Early Medieval World - The Contribution of Canon Law to European Culture

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organiser:Sven Meeder, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Moderator/Chair:Roy Flechner, School of History, University College Dublin
Paper 1033-aBalancing Authorities: Reginbert's Glosses on the Hibernensis
(Language: English)
Sven Meeder, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1033-bTheology, Church Law, and the Formation of the Norwegian Provincial Law with Special Reference to the Gulathing Law
(Language: English)
Torstein Jørgensen, Fakultet for teologi, diakoni og ledelsesfag, VID Vitenskapelige Høgskole, Stavanger
Index terms: Canon Law, Law, Theology

This session includes papers on different canonical works from the early Middle Ages. From an awareness of the fact that these sources can shed light on matters beyond the dispensing of justice or the imposing of discipline on Christian communities, the speakers will not only discuss the individual works and their peculiarities, but – more importantly – the influence of canon law in the development of western thought and culture. In these papers there is specific focus on the construction and perception of (textual) authority and the interplay between canon and secular law.