TitleSouthern France and the Mediterranean, I: Faith and Locality
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
OrganiserJohn H. Arnold, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Moderator/ChairDaniel Smail, Department of History, Harvard University
Paper 1536-a Courtliness, Honour, and Holiness between the Garonne and Rhône Rivers, 1100-1250
(Language: English)
Mark Gregory Pegg, Department of History, Washington University in St Louis
Index Terms: Anthropology; Archives and Sources; Ecclesiastical History; Lay Piety
Paper 1536-b Jewish Provence and Its Neighbours
(Language: English)
Pinchas Roth, Department of Talmud & Oral Law, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Law; Social History
Paper 1536-c Making Agreements with Parish Priests in Southern France, c. 1270-1330
(Language: English)
John H. Arnold, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Daily Life; Ecclesiastical History; Lay Piety; Social History
AbstractDuring the Middle Ages, political borders did not isolate southern France from its Mediterranean neighbours. The sessions in this series are designed to bring the region's rich historiography out of its local context and to connect southern France to the field of Mediterranean studies. This session, with speakers from Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States, explores a diverse array of topics in the local history of both Christianity and Judaism in southern France, with special attention to the gestures associated with honour and holiness, the external influences on local rabbinic thought, and the complex relationship between priests and parishioners.