IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1704: Ideas and Practices of Authority in North-Western Italy, 900-1300

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Michele Baitieri, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Roberta Cimino, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1704-aEpiscopal Authority in North-Western Italy, 9th and 10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Michele Baitieri, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1704-bAuthority and Resistance: The Archbishop in 11th-Century Milan
(Language: English)
James Norrie, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova / Humanities Research Programme, British School at Rome
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 1704-cVisions of Authority in 13th-Century Vercelli
(Language: English)
Jennifer Shurville, St Cross College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session aims to reach a greater understanding of how legitimate authority was articulated and practised in North-Western Italy during the central Middle Ages. Michele Baitieri will examine authority through the lens of 10th-century episcopal councils, while James Norrie will explore the contested basis of the archbishop’s authority in 11th-century Milan. Jenny Shurville will consider the ideological representation of ‘right order’ and authority in diagrammatic manuscripts originating from the cathedral chapter of Sant’Eusebio in 13th-century Vercelli. Together, the papers in this session, drawing on a variety of sources, will provide an overview of the ways authority was constructed in institutional frameworks, and suggest how this might have changed in the region over time.