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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 313: Legal Texts and Their Readers: Using Law in Medieval Europe, III - Authority and Innovation

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organiser:Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History, West Texas A&M University, Canyon
Moderator/Chair:Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Paper 313-aThe Tree of Law: An Arbor in a 12th-Century Canonistic Manuscript
(Language: English)
Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History, West Texas A&M University, Canyon
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 313-bRegesta decretalium et extravagantes: The Use of Papal Decretals around 1200
(Language: English)
Gisela Drossbach, Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 313-cMay the Clergy Employ Violence or Not?: Confusion at the Top and Its Gradual Resolution
(Language: English)
Lawrence Duggan, Department of History, University of Delaware
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 employed it. Focussing on the classical period of canon law, this session is interested in the creation of a body of law and how it was formed. Balancing investigations into ideas such as clerical violence, individual types of text such as papal decretals, and the intriguing contents of individual manuscripts, it will illustrate the nuances and complexity of canon law in a critical time in its development.