Clavis canonum 2.0: Bridging the gap in medieval canon law history


Title
Clavis canonum 2.0: Bridging the gap in medieval canon law history
 
Project leader
 
 
Start date
01-06-2018
 
End date
31-05-2020
 
Etat

14505 €

 
Research profile of the University of Bamberg
Digital Humanities, Social and Human Sciences
 
Existing situation
Completed
 
Acronym
Clavis canonum
 
Description
Over the last century, various Hilfsmittel have been developed to aid scholars in establishing the contents of manuscripts and collections of medieval canon law. As they stand, these aids provide valuable assistance, but they all too often imprison scholars within existing narratives: that all roads lead to the Concordia of Gratian of ca. 1140, and that all later canon law was built upon this work.
Our project sets out to revise and expand a key database of medieval canon law (the Clavis canonum), with the support of an international group of scholars, to challenge this view. Canonical materials from the early Middle Ages to 1234 will be added, and a more accessible interface created. Not only will the resulting database be available online for general scholarly use via the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, the act of editing it also provides an opportunity to nuance and reframe one of the fundamental narratives of medieval canon law.
 
Area of research
Geschichte
 
Keywords
Kanonistik
Kirchenrecht