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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 220: Networks of Dissent and Persecution, II: Dynamics of Information Extraction and Exchange in Repressive Contexts

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Organiser:Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chairs:Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Reima Välimäki, Department of Cultural History / Turku Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Turku
Paper 220-aLay Religious Talk and the Transmission of Allegedly Heretical Information in Languedocian Inquisition Records
(Language: English)
Saku Pihko, Trivium - Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Tampere
Index terms: Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 220-bNetworks of Authority and Solidarity: Ordering the Massacre at Avignonet in 1242
(Language: English)
Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 220-cOn the Heresy Grapevine: Transmitting Knowledge of Condemned Texts
(Language: English)
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology

Religious dissent is intrinsically defined in opposition to established, normative religious frameworks, but its varied expressions in turn contribute to reshaping religious authority and orthodoxy. The three sessions in this strand will explore the overlap between medieval dissent and persecution from a network perspective, focusing on the actors and the relations between them but, especially, on the flow of ideas, narratives and religious knowledge across and within mainstream and non-mainstream Christian networks. Specifically, this second session will look into the strategies used by individuals and collectives within and outside the boundaries of orthodoxy to obtain and disseminate information that helped define their own networks.