IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1332: Pastors and Persecuted: (Arch-)Bishops as Agents of Reform

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Mia Münster-Swendsen, Institut for Kommunikation og Humanistisk Videnskab, Roskilde Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History, West Texas A&M University, Canyon
Paper 1332-aFelix exilium, qui locus iste datur: Archbishop Eskil of Lund and the Circle of Alexander III at Reims
(Language: English)
Mia Münster-Swendsen, Institut for Kommunikation og Humanistisk Videnskab, Roskilde Universitet
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1332-bArchbishop Anders Sunesen of Lund: Scholastic Poet, Virtous Reformer, Ardent Crusader, 1201-1223
(Language: English)
Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Paper 1332-cNot Like a 'Monkey on the Roof': Jacques de Vitry's Reform Efforts in the Diocese of Liège, c. 1226-1229
(Language: English)
Jan Vandeburie, Dipartimento di Studi storici, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

Bishops and archbishops of the 12th and 13th centuries were agents of international learning and reform. Some of them got into trouble, caught between the international ideals and the realities of local politics, while others appear to have worked harmoniously with secular authories. This session brings together three very different experiences of two archbishops and a bishop who were engaged in the promotion and development of the reform programme in their day.