IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 332: The 'Grey Popes': Lucius III (1181-1185), Urban III (1185-1187), Gregory VIII (1187), and Clement III (1187-1191)

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 332-aPope Lucius III
(Language: English)
Jochen Johrendt, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History
Paper 332-bPope Clement III vs the Almohads
(Language: English)
Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History
Paper 332-cActive Power and Passive Strength: The Patrimony of St Peter without the Popes, 1184-1188
(Language: English)
Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

This session on the pontificates of Lucius III (1181-85), Urban III (1185-87), Gregory VIII (1187), and Clement III (1187-91) approaches a decade of papal history which deserves reassessment in the light of recent work on their predecessors. It was a period which saw the emergence of critical issues which affected not only the Papacy but also the whole of Christendom.