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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 534: Medieval Papacy, 500-1500, I: Late Antique and Early Medieval Papal Networks

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Callum Jamieson, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Rebecca A. C. Rist, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 534-aPapacy, Canon Law Collections, and Institutional Networks in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Andrea Antonio Verardi, Dipartimento di Storia, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' / Facoltà di Storia e Beni Culturali della Chiesa, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 534-bEpistemology and Papal Networks: Monasticism in the Letters of Gregory the Great
(Language: English)
Nikolas Hoel, Department of History, Northeastern Illinois University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 534-cA Saintly Bishop for a Pious Ruler: The Cult of Pope Sylvester in Late Medieval Moldavia and Its Entangled Sources
(Language: English)
Andrei Dumitrescu, Facultatea de Istoria și Teoria Artei (FITA) Universitatea Naţională de Arte București
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life

The first of a strand on the 'Medieval Papacy, c.500-1500'. This session looks at the networks and entanglements of late antique and early medieval papacy. Paper-a presents the role of early medieval canon law collections in the representation of papal institutional networks. Paper-b explores epistemology and papal networks by examining Gregory the Great's concepts of monasticism within his letters. Paper-c deals with the reception of Pope Sylvester I as an exemplary image of the high clergy within the religious environment of late 15th-century Moldavia through entangled sources.