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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1305: Canon Law, V: Custom, Practice, and Sources in the Long 12th Century

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organiser:Greta Austin, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Moderator/Chair:Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 1305-aLegal Custom in the Letters of Wibald of Stablo: Authority and Tradition
(Language: English)
Tatiana Petrukhina, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Law, Monasticism
Paper 1305-bLaw and the Sacrament of Marriage: The Theologians Hugh of St Victor and Peter Lombard
(Language: English)
Melodie H. Eichbauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
Index terms: Canon Law, Law, Theology
Paper 1305-cCanon Law Comes to the Kingdom of Denmark
(Language: English)
Frederik Pedersen, School of History, Divinity & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History

This session investigates the 'long' 12th century and its contributions to changes in law, custom, and practice. As a time that saw profound legal change, with the growing professionalisation of church law, the interaction of theory and practice remains of fundamental interest to historians of law. Mining a range of different sources, from the letter collections of abbots and bishops through to scholarly theological treatises and the practical examples of canon law, this session will explore how contemporaries reacted to and understood those changes in practice and how they balanced tradition and custom with change and innovation.