TitleThe Clergy in Western Europe, 700-1200, I: Education, Training, and Liturgy
Date/TimeWednesday 9 July 2014: 09.00-10.30
OrganiserJulia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds / Northern History
Moderator/ChairWilliam T. Flynn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1011-a More Than Pastoral Care Alone: Local Priests and Their Communities in the Carolingian Period
(Language: English)
Carine van Rhijn, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Education; Law; Literacy and Orality
Paper 1011-b Clerical Apprenticeship and Clerical Education, 9th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Bernard Gowers, University of Oxford / Middlebury College, Vermont
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Education; Literacy and Orality
Paper 1011-c The Languages of the Liturgy in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Helen Gittos, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Middle English; Lay Piety; Liturgy
AbstractEducation, even if at only a moderate level, was essential for clerics and clerics were expected to act as educators too, both to each other and to their flocks. This session will consider the role of clergy as sources of expert knowledge within their local communities; the differences between clerical education and clerical apprenticeship, and the use of the English language in the liturgy.