IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 806: Adapting Canon Law in Medieval Scandinavia

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Anthony Perron, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University, California
Moderator/Chair:Bertil Nilsson, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs Universitet
Paper 806-aWhat Did Archbishop Eskil Do as Papal Legate?
(Language: English)
Mia Münster-Swendsen, Institut for Kommunikation og Humanistisk Videnskab, Roskilde Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law
Paper 806-bThe Cathedral Chapter of Lund and Archepiscopal Appointments: Canonical Elections under Pressure, 14th Century
(Language: English)
Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law
Paper 806-cThe Landscape of Canon Law: Custom and Environment in Medieval Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Anthony Perron, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University, California
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law
Abstract

This panel will discuss the complex relationship(s) between Scandinavia and central authority in the Western Church from the 12th to the 14th century. We will explore some of the ways in which papal power was asserted – and resisted – in the medieval North. How were Roman directives communicated and implemented by native legates? What happened when papal prerogatives conflicted with the wishes of cathedral chapters? What allowances did the papacy make for the peculiar local circumstances of Scandinavian ecclesiastical communities? How did a sense of Latin-Christian univeralism coexist with a sense of place in the Nordic church?