IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1601: English Exceptionalism?: The Late Anglo-Saxon Church in Post-Carolingian Context, II - The Long Arm of Rome

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Edward Roberts, School of History, University of Kent
Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Moderator/Chair:Marios Costambeys, Department of History, University of Liverpool
Paper 1601-aPseudo-Isidore in England before Lanfranc
(Language: English)
Edward Roberts, School of History, University of Kent
Edward Roberts, School of History, University of Kent
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Religious Life
Paper 1601-bPapal Eye for the Anglo-Saxon Guy: Abbot Æthelsige's Roman Sandals in (and out of) Continental Context
(Language: English)
Benjamin Savill, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Benjamin Savill, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1601-cPeter's Pence: Another Case of Anglo-Saxon Exceptionalism?
(Language: English)
Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Numismatics, Religious Life
Abstract

The late Anglo-Saxon church is often considered to be peculiar, lagging behind developments on the continent, as in the case of the supposed ‘late arrival’ of the Benedictine reform movement in the 10th century. In other respects, however, the English church of this period might be considered rather progressive, as in the ability of Anglo-Saxon bishops to transfer between sees, something that was prohibited on the continent until it was overturned in the 11th century. Rather than looking at the Anglo-Saxon church as ‘behind’ or ‘ahead’ of continental developments, these sessions aim to place England more firmly into the framework of ‘post-Carolingian Europe’. Taking our cue from recent work underlining the strength of political and cultural links between England and the continent in this period, we offer new perspectives on the comparative development of ‘reform’, monasticism, episcopal power, canon law, liturgy and other aspects of ecclesiastical life. This second of three sessions reconsiders the nature of England’s relationship with Rome and the papacy from several new angles.