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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 734: Medieval Papacy, 500-1500, III: Late Medieval Papacy and Papal Networks

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Dan Armstrong, St Andrews Institute for Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 734-aOld Wine in New Bottles: Pope Nicholas V, the Bull Romanus pontifex, and the Revival of Crusading Ideology
(Language: English)
Daniele Battistelli, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 734-bLinking Portugal and Rome: An Approach to the Portuguese Cardinals' Networks in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
André Moutinho Rodrigues, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LaMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History

The third of a strand on the 'Medieval Papacy, c. 500-1500'. This session looks at the papacy in the 13th-15th centuries. Paper-a analyses the construction of the crusading ideology of Nicholas V (1447-1455), focusing on the striking similarities between the worldview and perception of networks of the Renaissance pope and that of Urban II. Paper-b aims to understand how Portuguese cardinals of the 15th century constructed their networks and how these affected the relations between the Portuguese political community and the Papacy.