IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1732: The Production of Heretical Knowledge, III: Heresy and Inquisition through the Ages

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Doat Project, University of York / Medieval Heresy & Dissent Research Network, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Harry Barmby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1732-aDecisions about Penances: Inquisitorial Flexibility and the Punishment of Heresy in Languedoc during the 1240s
(Language: English)
Harry Barmby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1732-bAuguste Galland's Treatise on the Albigensians: An Antiquarian's Notes and the Albigensian Heresy in 17th-Century French Sources
(Language: English)
Beth Hume, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Religious Life
Paper 1732-cThe Doat Project
(Language: English)
Pete Biller, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Religious Life
Abstract

The third session in ‘The Production of Heretical Knowledge’ strand looks at the use of heresiological sources across time. The first paper will consider factors that affected inquisitors’ decision-making when imposing penances by examining inquests undertaken in Languedoc during the 1240s. The second paper will focus on the ‘Treatise on Albigensians’ by Auguste Galland to explore the use of medieval sources in 17th-century understanding of the Albigensian heresy, and the intellectual network of historians, antiquarians, and savants that shared and exchanged manuscripts, collections, and ideas. The third paper will consider ways in which Languedoc sources can be used by historians, and how the earlier registers can add a different perspective.