Murcia, Spain, will host an International Congress on ‘Innocent III and his Times’ from December 9-12, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
‘In general, she sighs and cries, day and night, and gossips and grumbles.’
This paper begins with the dispute between England and the papacy over an election to the see of Canterbury. The beginning of the quarrel, seemed simple enough: King John’s refusal to accept Stephen Langton as archibishop of Canterbury.
A review of Part 1 of author Kate Mosse’s, “Labyrinth”. Cathars, Crusaders and the Holy Grail!
This paper is part of Adam Hoose’s dissertation. It examined the differences between Waldensians and Franciscans in their treatment of the Eucharist. It also explored why the Waldensians were unsuccessful in their bid to become a legitimate religious order and were eventually marginalized as heretics.
What was going through the minds ofthese men who were fighting for the cross when they attacked a Christian city, which was one oftheir allies?
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
This thesis will examine and compare how excommunication and interdict augmented papal power during the reigns of Gregory VII and Innocent III.
The crossbow could be carried loaded,required little training or strength,and propelled its quarrel or bolt with frightening accuracy and force for eighty yards on direct aim and double or triple that on extreme range.
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.
In late medieval Paris, prostitutes were everywhere, it seems. Looking at the map published in Bronislaw Geremek’s study of the margins of medieval society we get the impression that prostitutes were in fact not marginal at all, at least as far as their locations are concerned.
Classroom commentaries : teaching the Poetria nova across medieval and Renaissance Europe Curry Woods, Marjorie (The University of Texas at Austin) The Ohio…
John came to power the year following Innocent III and died three months after Innocent. These two men fought a titanic struggle over papal prerogatives and the rights of kingship as it relates to the Church.
Toward a New History of Medieval Theatre: Assessing the Written and Unwritten Evidence for Indigenous Performance Practices Symes, Carol (Department of History, University of…
The Political Crusades – A useful historiographical concept? Følner, Bjarke MA. Honours, University of Edinburgh (2001) Abstract This paper deals with the modern…
This thesis is a case study on ethics within war. The thirteenth century Albigensian Crusade was a war against a heretical religious ideology known as Catharism whose tenets threatened the social order of Europe.
The Debate on the Fourth Crusade Harris, Jonathan History Compass, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2004) Abstract This article examines attempts over the past…
Lewd Imaginings: Pedagogy, Piety, and Peformance in Late Medieval East Anglia Sebastian, John Thomas PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, August (2004) Abstract This dissertation…
Negotiating Interfaith Relations in Eastern Christendom: Pope Gregory IX, Bela IV of Hungary, and the Latin Empire Lower, Michael (University of Minnesota) Essays in Medieval Studies, Vol.21 (2004)…
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.