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International Congress on Pope Innocent III to take place in Spain

Murcia, Spain, will host an International Congress on ‘Innocent III and his Times’ from December 9-12, 2015.

KZOO 2015: Session #42 – Magna Carta in Context

This coming week I’ll be featuring summaries on some of my favourites sessions and papers from #KZOO2015. I kicked off my first session on Thursday with the Magna Carta.

The (Attempted) Alliance of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Valdemar II of Denmark: the Infante Fernando’s Marriage Reconsidered

This paper presents the evidence for a lost marriage alliance between Castile and Denmark, contextualizes the marriage within the larger framework of Alfonso VIII’s international relations, and finally, demonstrates that the match can help to underscore the importance of crusading lineages in the affairs of the Castilian royal family.

The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory: the Albigensian Crusade and the Subjugation of the Languedoc

In March of 1208, Pope Innocent III preached the Albigensian Crusade. The crusade, which covered an area from Agen to Avignon and the Pyrenees to Cahors, initiated a new phase in the already strained relationship between the Catholic Church and the Languedoc.

Ten Reasons Why a Man Should Not Get Married (from a Pope)

‘In general, she sighs and cries, day and night, and gossips and grumbles.’

Of Milk and Blood: Innocent III and the Jews, revisited

Much of the past century of scholarship devoted to the history of Medieval European Jewry has attempted to trace and explain the waning of Christian tolerance and the rise of anti-Jewish prejudice and violence, as measured by a number of macabre indices

Building the Ideology of Papal Monarchy Through Excommunication and Interdict: A comparison of Gregory VII and Innocent III

This thesis will examine and compare how excommunication and interdict augmented papal power during the reigns of Gregory VII and Innocent III.

Culpability and Concealed Motives: An Analysis of the Parties Involved in the Diversion of the Fourth Crusade

This article is in direct contrast to an earlier one by Joseph Gill, in which he utilizes primary sources in an attempt to establish Pope Innocent III’s lack of responsibility in the outcome of the Crusade.

Classroom commentaries : teaching the Poetria nova across medieval and Renaissance Europe

Classroom commentaries : teaching the Poetria nova across medieval and Renaissance Europe Curry Woods, Marjorie (The University of Texas at Austin) The Ohio State University Press (2010) Abstract Sometime during the late twelfth century, Galfridus (or Galfredus or Gamfredus or Ganfredus or Gualterus) de Vino Salvo, an Englishman who had studied rhetoric at Paris, returned […]

The idea of paradigm in church history: the notion of papal monarchy in the thirteenth century, from Innocent III to Boniface VIII

The three works of medieval history most clearly connected with the paradigm concept are Willemien Otten,’s From Paradise to Paradigm: A Study of Twelfth- Century Humanism and the essay collections Paradigms in Medieval Thought Applications and Medieval Paradigms.

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