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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1313: New Perspectives on Late Medieval Heresy, II

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval Heresy & Dissent Research Network, University of Nottingham
Organisers:Michael Bailey, Department of History, Iowa State University, Ames
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:Michael Bailey, Department of History, Iowa State University, Ames
Paper 1313-aHeresy as Pretext: Elite Identity, Urban Competition, and the Inquisition in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, 1394-1395
(Language: English)
Eugene Smelyansky, Department of History, Washington State University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1313-bAnti-Waldensian Treatises of the 1390s and Their Authorship
(Language: English)
Reima Välimäki, Department of Cultural History / Turku Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Turku
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1313-cThe Technology of Producing and Keeping Records of Heresy Trials in 15th-Century Poland
(Language: English)
Paweł Kras, Instytut Historii, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life

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 twelfth and thirteenth 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.