IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1131: Income and Property of Clerics in Late Antiquity, II

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Project 'Presbyters in the Late Antique West'
Organiser:Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:Ralph Mathisen, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paper 1131-aIncome and Property of Late Antique Clergy: Epigraphical Realities
(Language: English)
Isabelle Mossong, Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, München
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General, Social History
Paper 1131-bFinancial Issues Concerning Presbyters in Papal Correspondence
(Language: English)
Claire Sotinel, Centre de recherche en histoire européenne comparée (CRHEC), Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General, Social History
Paper 1131-cNot a Grand Scandal, but Little Embarrassment: Paying Clerics for Ritual Expertise in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Robert Wiśniewski, 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?