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Bishop and Chapter in Twelfth-Century England: A Study of the 'Mensa Episcopalis'

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Juli 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book is a study of the reformation in ecclesiastical politics in twelfth-century England whereby the cathedral chapter, by gradually gaining control of more of its own wealth and resources, increased its power and emerged as a community largely independent of the bishop. The story illuminates an important period in the internal life of the Church, when the obligations and rights of individuals and institutions were being given ever more precise definition, and when new views on Church doctrine and canon law, as well as on royal and papal interests, became the concern of many of the leading ecclesiastics of the day.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. The place of the mensa; 2. The episcopal church in the kingdom; 3. The cathedral priories: Bath and Wells, Canterbury, Carlisle, Coventry, Durham, Ely, Norwich, Rochester, Winchester, Worcester; 4. The secular cathedrals: Chichester, Exeter, Hereford, Lincoln, London, Salisbury, York; 5. The chapter as community.

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"In sum, the author is erudite, the work significant, and the general arguments convincing." Speculum-A Journal of Medieval Studies "This monograph is the first comprehensive study of the long and complicated history of the mensa episcopalis." "In the main, this is an important study, which will be fundamantal for all future work on the relations between English bishops and their chapters in the period after the Norman Conquest." Marjorie Chibnall, Albion "...this is an important study, which will be fundamental for all future work on the relations between English bishops and their chapters in the period after the Norman Conquest." Albion
EAN: 9780521521840
ISBN: 052152184X
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Medieval'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Seitenanzahl: 468 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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