Skip to main content

IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1505: The Papacy of Paschal II and the Triumph of Roman Primacy?, I

Thursday 6 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa
Organiser:Enrico Veneziani, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Paper 1505-aPascal II, la Primauté du Pape et Henri V
(Language: Français)
Glauco Maria Cantarella, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1505-bPaschal II and the Patrimony
(Language: English)
Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1505-cA View of Rome from another Perspective: Paschal II against the Antipopes, 1099-1118
(Language: English)
Francesco Renzi, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy

What role did Paschal II play in the Investiture Contest? Is it possible to talk of a 'Paschalian' Reform? The aim of these sessions is to analyse Paschal II's pontificate (1099-1118) in light of new interpretations of the 11th-century reform movement. By tackling many crucial aspects of Paschal II's pontificate - relations with Rome and the patrimony, clashes with the secular powers, the Crusade movement, the monastic world, the development of Canon Law, artistic patronage - these three sessions argue that Paschal II played a pivotal role in the history of the Roman church and in its claims to primacy.