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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 729: Bishops Pushing the Borders

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy
Organiser:Evan Gatti, Department of Art & Art History, Elon University, North Carolina
Moderator/Chair:Diane J. Reilly, Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington
Paper 729-aHostile Borders: Archbishop Paul of Burgos and the Adversus Judaeos Tradition in Conversos' Writing
(Language: English)
Barbara Ellen Logan, Department of History, University of Wyoming
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 729-bEon de L’étoile: Heretic, Lunatic, Or Political Pawn?
(Language: English)
Sharan Newman, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 729-cThe Angel Gabriel Wears Tartar Silk: Simone Martini's Altarpiece for the Bishop of Siena's Cathedral Shows Cross Border Influences
(Language: English)
Marilyn Gasparini, Independent Scholar, New York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Trade
Paper 729-dBishops Straddling the Border between Secular Fighters and Ecclesiastical Land: Knights as Episcopal Vassals
(Language: English)
Jürg Gassmann, Independent Scholar, Bulgan
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Military History

This session will consider the many roles that bishops played in defining, defending, and breaking down border and boundaries in the long Middle Ages. Borders here will be broadly considered and will vary from geographical designations to cultural expectations and the very fruitful space in between. Papers will allow us to examine bishops as rule makers, as conduits, and as transgressors.