IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1213: New Perspectives on Late Medieval Heresy, I

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Heresy & Dissent Research Network, University of Nottingham
Organisers:Sean L. Field, Department of History, University of Vermont
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:Sean L. Field, Department of History, University of Vermont
Paper 1213-a'Catharism' in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Christine Caldwell Ames, Department of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Christine Caldwell Ames, Department of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1213-bA Few Good Men: The Relationship between Laity and Clergy in 14th-Century Catharism
(Language: English)
Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1213-cKnowledge is Power: Condemning Heretical Texts in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Abstract

The late medieval period presents a dynamic array of heterodox movements, dissident modes of thought, and ecclesiastical responses. Yet recent debates about the nature of heresy in the 12th and 13th centuries have given the impression that the period after 1300 was merely an epilogue to the high medieval story, or a prologue to the Reformation. These sessions examine the history of heresy from 1300-1500 on its own terms, examining its political, intellectual, and religious contexts, and offering fresh insights into heresy and heretics in late medieval Europe.