IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1728: Memories of Heresy and Counter-Heresy, III: Textual Formation

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno / Medieval Heresy & Dissent Research Network, University of Nottingham
Organiser:David ZbĂ­ral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Louisa A. Burnham, Department of History, Middlebury College, Vermont
Paper 1728-aLooking through Someone Else's Eyes: Heretics, Inquisitors, Scholars, and the Sources
(Language: English)
Luca Fois, Independent Scholar, Robbiate
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Law, Religious Life
Paper 1728-bWaldensian Textual Memory of Durand of Huesca's Liber Antiheresis
(Language: English)
Jack Baigent, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Lay Piety, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life
Paper 1728-cHoly Simplicity and the Simple Souls: Forgotten Heresy in a 15th-Century Camaldolese Manuscript
(Language: English)
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Lay Piety, Literacy and Orality, 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.