IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1628: Memories of Heresy and Counter-Heresy, II: Legal Records

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno / Medieval Heresy & Dissent Research Network, University of Nottingham
Organiser:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Lucy Sackville, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Paper 1628-aSelective Memory: Inquisitors and Deponents at Toulouse, 1245-1246
(Language: English)
Jean-Paul Rehr, CIHAM - Histoire, archéologie, littératures des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux (UMR 5648), Université Lyon 2
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Law, Religious Life
Paper 1628-bMemories of Hearsay in 13th-Century Inquisition Registers from Languedoc
(Language: English)
Saku Pihko, Trivium - Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Tampere
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Law, Religious Life
Paper 1628-cWhat Prompted Memories of Heresy?: Examples from Italian Inquisition Records, c. 1300
(Language: English)
Jill Moore, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Law, Religious Life
Abstract

All medievalists may be said to work on memory, because we use sources recalling the past. But not all sources consciously claim to recall and record ideas and activity which are by definition oppositional and contested in their own time. Sources left by heretics and their supporters, or by their opponents and deniers, do just that. From such sources, the historians represented in these three linked sessions explore aspects of memory concerning, time and place and how heresy was located within them; how legal records for heresy were constructed and used to access the heretical past; and the understanding of heresy and heretics as recalled within theological, narrative and polemical texts.