IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 802: Bishops as Builders in the Middle Ages

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy
Organiser:Evan Gatti, Department of Art & Art History, Elon University, North Carolina
Moderator/Chair:David Defries, Department of History, Kansas State University
Paper 802-aDesiderius of Cahors as Builder, from Letters to Memory
(Language: English)
Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 802-b'Strong in a strong place. Beautiful in a beautiful place': The Role of Remigius and the Diocese of Lincoln in Post-Conquest Ecclesiastical Politics
(Language: English)
Lee Brooks, Department of History, University of Manchester
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 802-cArchbishop Baldwin, the Canterbury Dispute, and the Church of Hackington
(Language: English)
James Barnaby, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

This session will examine bishops as builders in the Middle Ages. Papers will span the 6th-12th centuries and will consider bishoprics in France and England. Each paper examines a bishop who seeks to put their stamp on their reign and on a region by building churches. While each bishop must negotiate specific regional and ecclesiastical politics, the bishop as builder also reveals patterns in the ways building and buildings were used to establish episcopal authority.