IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 616: Rome and the 'Others', 'Others' and Rome

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of St Andrews
Organiser:Enrico Veneziani, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Frances Andrews, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 616-aPeter and 'Others': Rethinking Roman Primacy in the Early 12th Century
(Language: English)
Enrico Veneziani, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 616-bThe 'Other' Rome: Relations between the Papacy and the Roman Commune in the Later 12th Century
(Language: English)
Kathleen Walkowiak, Department of History, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 616-cThe Other Rome: Byzantine Perceptions of the Roman Church in the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nicola Naccari, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

How did Rome and its political and ecclesiastical institutions see ‘Others’ during the 11th/12th century? And how was Rome seen by ‘Others’? The aim of this session is to analyse crucial moments when Rome and its institutions (particularly, but not exclusively, the papacy) had to deal with ‘others’, and to explore their attitudes towards each other. This two-way process of continued conflict and encounter shaped both Rome and ‘Others’. Each became more aware of their own identities and created instruments and claims to assert their unique peculiarities (and sometimes to impose them).