IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 113: Legal Texts and their Readers: Using Law in Medieval Europe, I

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organiser:Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Moderator/Chair:Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 113-aSecular and Religious in the 10th Century: The Libri duo of Regino of Prüm
(Language: English)
Greta Austin, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Greta Austin, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 113-bReform and the Use of Law in 11th-Century Church Councils
(Language: English)
Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 113-cThe Use of the First Papal Laws
(Language: English)
David L. D'Avray, Department of History, University College London
David L. D'Avray, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The last two decades have seen the return to prominence of the overarching question of continuity and change across medieval canon law, helping to understand who had access to law, and how they chose to employ it. This session looks to the earlier middle ages, and in particular the critical question of how, and how far, individual types of canon law text were created and used in the period before c. 1100. Understanding the disparity between these elements permits us to understand the nature of medieval canon law and to draw out conclusions surrounding its real and perceived force.