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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1134: Episcopal Networks and the Gregorian Reform in Lotharingia and Champagne, 1050-1200

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Robin Moens, Historisches Institut, RWTH Aachen Universität / Département d'histoire, Université de Namur
Moderator/Chair:Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani, Département d'Histoire, Université de Namur
Paper 1134-aThe Bishops and Their Abbots: Investigating Reform Groups in the Church Province of Reims
(Language: English)
Sebastian Gensicke, Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1134-bNetworks of the Archbishops of Trier in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Naemi Winter, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1134-cRomanity Put to the Test: Clerical Networks in Liège at the Time of the 'Martyrdom' of Bishop Albert of Louvain, 1192
(Language: English)
Robin Moens, Historisches Institut, RWTH Aachen Universität / Département d'histoire, Université de Namur
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

As Ian Robinson realised already in the 1970s, personal networks were extremely important for medieval clerics, the more so as, contrary to their laical counterparts, their offices were not supposed to be hereditary. The last 50 years episcopal (or, more amply, clerical) networks have been considered as important vectors of clerical reform in the 11th and 12th century, but perhaps too much so. A fresh and close analysis of several clerical networks in the border region between the Kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Empire with various and complementary methodologies shows that the reality was often more complex.