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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1107: Re-Instituting the Institutions, I: European Crisis, Corruption, and Entropy, c. 1250-1450

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Pipe Roll Society
Organisers:Jack Newman, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Edward Woodhouse, School of History, University of East Anglia
Moderator/Chair:Paul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 1107-aCorruption, Entropy, and Crown Officials: England, c. 1307-1344
(Language: English)
Jack Newman, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Index terms: Administration, Political Thought
Paper 1107-bIn Search of Corruption in 14th-Century Lucca: The Case against Celotto of San Miniato
(Language: English)
Eric Nemarich, Department of History, Harvard University
Index terms: Administration, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 1107-c'Sic huius tirannidis impetum compescuerunt': A Bribery of Popes Innocent IV and Alexander IV by the Benedictine Abbots of France
(Language: English)
Johan Belaen, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law
Paper 1107-dAn Unspoken Hazard: Moral Corruption of the Lay Lords in Wyclif's Programme of Reform
(Language: English)
Hannah Kirby Wood, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Social History

Administrative and institutional history, as a long-standing field in medieval studies, requires us to return to the material documentation to explore new ideas and perspectives on the institutions. We can only truly understand these institutions by examining the materials they left behind; including the many records they produced. This session will provide a platform for the discussion of issues relating to new perspectives on institutions, and the officers within them, throughout the medieval period. Papers will explore corruption and entropy within institutions, how the beliefs and actions of officers shaped their institutions, and how institutions operated at various levels crossing all social strata and provinces of medieval Europe.