IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 335: A Mediterranean Triangle: Dialogue and Debate between Latin, Greek, and Armenian Churches in the 13th Century

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Research Project 'The Universal Rome in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Perceptions of the Orient at the Papal Court in the Late Middle Ages', University of Bologna
Organiser:Federico Alpi, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Moderator/Chair:Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Paper 335-aThe Bilingual Transmission of an Armenian Confession of Faith: Notes on the MS Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. Lat. 7040
(Language: English)
Irene Bueno, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 335-bEcclesiastical Policy between Constantinople and Cilician Armenia: The Unionist Proposition of Patriarch Germanos II, 1223-1240, and the Correspondence with the Cilician Catholicosate - The Greek Documents
(Language: English)
Pietro D'Agostino, Religions et Sociétés dans le Monde Méditerranéen (RESMED), Paris
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Charters and Diplomatics, Crusades, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 335-cThe 'Other' within: Pro-Byzantine, Pro-Latin, and Pro-Armenian Factions in the Armenian Church, 13th and Early 14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Federico Alpi, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Latin, Greek, and Armenian christianity were well aware of their peculiarities by the 13th century. It was also as a consequence of this that they engaged in a religious (and sometimes political) debate, the details of which are not always clear. Armenian Cilicia had developed strong ties with both the Byzantine Empire and the Crusader states, and had therefore a pivotal role also in promoting the religious debate. A joint research on some still understudied documents linked with Armenia may shed new light on the complex but fascinating issues of different Christianities in the Eastern Mediterranean.