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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1705: The Papacy of Paschal II and the Triumph of Roman Primacy?, III

Thursday 6 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

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:Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1705-aRainier in Spain: The Legation of 1089-1090
(Language: English)
Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1705-bRelations between the County of Portugal and Rome during the Pontificate of Paschal II
(Language: English)
Luís Carlos Amaral, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1705-cAn Ecclesiology for Conquest: Paschal II, the Crusade, and the 'Church of Asia'
(Language: English)
Antonio Musarra, Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History

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.