IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 817: From a Bishop on the Border to a Pope Without: Debating the Importance of Leo IX, 1026-1054

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Andrew Smith, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 817-aBruno of Toul and Noble Aspirations: The Politics of Religious Ideals in the Early 11th Century
(Language: English)
Ian Patrick McDole, Faculty of History University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 817-bBehaviour on the Border: The Pragmatic-Symbolic Leadership of Bruno of Toul, 1026-1054
(Language: English)
Pieter Byttebier, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 817-cThe Growing Integration between Roman Church and Reichskirche during the Pontificate of Leo IX, 1049-1054
(Language: English)
Francesco Massetti, Fakultät für Geistes und Kulturwissenschaften - Historisches Seminar, Bergische Universität Wuppertal / Dipartimento di Storia, culture, religioni, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 817-dPope Leo IX, 1049-1054: A Borderline Reformer?
(Language: English)
Andrew Smith, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Bishop Bruno of Toul / Pope Leo IX (1026-1054) has long been the subject of much historiographical analysis and interpretation. This session will put forward four contrasting interpretations based on some of the ecclesiastical, geographical, reforming, and political borders he encountered. It will provide a forum for lively debate on the role and importance of Bruno / Leo IX and form the initial foundation for a new paradigm on this crucial figure.