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dc.contributor.authorHumfress, Caroline
dc.contributor.editorMcKitterick, Rosamond
dc.contributor.editorMethuen, Charlott
dc.contributor.editorSpicer, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-09T09:30:01Z
dc.date.available2019-08-09T09:30:01Z
dc.date.issued2020-06
dc.identifier257702850
dc.identifierbdc4c298-7ea3-47b8-9ade-1cf6e6ce9fbe
dc.identifier85085502929
dc.identifier.citationHumfress , C 2020 , 'Cherchez la femme!' Heresy and law in late antiquity . in R McKitterick , C Methuen & A Spicer (eds) , The church and the law . vol. 56 , Studies in Church History , Cambridge University Press , pp. 36-59 . https://doi.org/10.1017/stc.2019.3en
dc.identifier.isbn9781108839631
dc.identifier.issn0424-2084
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7059-4455/work/74873052
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/18280
dc.description.abstractIn contrast with contemporary heresiological discourse, the Codex Theodosianus, a Roman imperial law code promulgated in 438, makes no systematic gendered references to heretics or heresy. According to late Roman legislative rhetoric, heretics are demented, polluted and infected with pestilence, but they are not seductive temptresses, vulgar ‘women’ or weak-minded whores. This article explores the gap between the precisely marked terrain of Christian heresiologists and (Christian) legislators. The first part gives a brief overview of early Christian heresiology. The second explores late Roman legislation and the construction of the heretic as a ‘legal subject’ in the Codex Theodosianus. The third turns to the celebrated account crafted by Pope Leo I of anti-Manichaean trials at Rome in 443/4, arguing that they should be understood as part of a much broader developing regime of ecclesial power, rather than as concrete applications of existing imperial anti-heresy laws.
dc.format.extent339236
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofThe church and the lawen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Church Historyen
dc.subjectD History (General)en
dc.subjectK Law (General)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subjectR2Cen
dc.subject.lccD1en
dc.subject.lccK1en
dc.title'Cherchez la femme!' Heresy and law in late antiquityen
dc.typeBook itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Historyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Minorities Research (CMR)en
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Legal and Constitutional Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Global Law and Governanceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/stc.2019.3
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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