TitleReligious Landscapes, Political Climates: Interaction and Interference of Church and State throughout the Middle Ages
Date/TimeThursday 8 July 2021: 09.00-10.30
OrganiserMária Vargha, Ústav pro Archeologii, Univerzita Karlova, Praha
Moderator/ChairStefan Eichert, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Paper 1519-a The (Dead) Body Politics: Ecclesiastical Criticism of Anglo-Norman Kings
(Language: English)
James Plumtree, Division of Arts, Humanities & Communication, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Religious Life
Paper 1519-b Archaeology and Destination of Pilgrimages from the Central European Perspective
(Language: English)
Jakub Sawicki, Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Religious Life
Paper 1519-c From Synagogue to Marian Church: Synagogue Conversion as a Political Tool under Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg
(Language: English)
Karen Stark, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Index Terms: Politics and Diplomacy; Religious Life
Paper 1519-d Empowering the Voiceless: The Role of the Rural Population in State Building and Christianisation in East-Central Europe
(Language: English)
Mária Vargha, Ústav pro Archeologii, Univerzita Karlova, Praha
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Religious Life
AbstractThe proposed session aims to bring together researchers from Europe, who are dealing with different, and yet connected affairs of state and church. The session aims to examine how and why state politics have interfered in the process of Christianisation in the early Middle Ages, promoted and supported certain cults, religious orders, or particular places of pilgrimage to the later Middle Ages. The session primarily focuses on the area of Central Europe, to give a longue durée perspective on the matter; however, it also aims to give a comparative view from the perspective of Western Europe.