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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 213: Legal Texts and Their Readers: Using Law in Medieval Europe, II - Clavis Canonum 2.0, Investigating and Using Medieval Canon Law Texts

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organiser:Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Greta Austin, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Paper 213-aThe Future of the Clavis Canonum Database: A Technical Perspective
(Language: English)
Clemens Radl, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, M√ľnchen
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 213-bUsing Papal Registers in Canon Law Collections in the Late 12th Century
(Language: English)
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law

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 focusses on a critical database known as the Clavis Canonum. It seeks to demonstrate how this digital resource is being re-invigorated, and how the results of that renewal can illustrate the continued employment and even the adaptation of sources of canon law over the medieval period, and particularly spanning the appearance of the Decretum of Gratian.