IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1733: Exegesis and Its Carolingian Contexts, III: The Bible and Legal Thought

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 'BIBLACE' (no. 655748)
Organisers:Gerda Heydemann, Geschichte der Spätantike und des frühen Mittelalters, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Frances Murray, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Respondent:Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Paper 1733-aTheodulf of Orléans on Mercy and Punishment and the Penal Agenda of the Lex Ribuaria
(Language: English)
Lukas Bothe, Sonderforschungsbereich 700, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Political Thought
Paper 1733-bWidows, Orphans, and Churches: The Exegetical Foundations of Royal Protection in Carolingian Charters
(Language: English)
Ingrid Rembold, Hertford College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism

This is the third of three panels which set out to explore the impact of biblical exegesis on wider Carolingian debates about social order and political practice. The session will deal with the uses of the Bible as a source of law and the exegetical tradition underlying (and sometimes contradicting) such uses. The first paper explores the tension between ideas of punishment and mercy through a comparison between Theodulf of Orléans’s poetry and the Lex Ribuaria. The second paper will bring exegesis into dialogue with the capitulary and charter material seek to reassess ideas of royal protection (tuitio) for monasteries.