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Rome, 1378: the Disputed Papal Election and the Great Western Schism

Patrick Zutshi

Friday, 23 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£7 - £12.50

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Historian Dr Patrick Zutshi explains how the Great Schism of the western church came about in 1378 and describes how the debate between the supporters of each pope, one in Rome and one in Avignon, was framed.

Zutshi, who is working on a book about the Schism, looks at its impact on the later history of the papacy and on the Reformation. ‘We have a pope’ are the words traditionally spoken to announce the election by the cardinals of a pope. But these words would not have been suitable in 1378, when the election of Pope Urban VI took place in turbulent and controversial circumstances. In the end, not one, but two, popes were elected, Urban VI and Clement VII. Both of them claimed to be the legitimate pope, and the loyalties of Europe were divided roughly equally between them.

Zutshi is a graduate tutor for the arts and humanities at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and former keeper of manuscripts and university archives at Cambridge University Library. His expertise is in the papacy of the later Middle Ages and medieval diplomacy.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer