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Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West: Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West


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The series Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West reflects the central concerns necessary for any in-depth study of the medieval Church - greater cultural awareness and interdisciplinarity. Including both monographs and edited collections, this series draws on the most innovative work from established and younger scholars alike, offering a balance of interests, vertically through the period from c.400 to c.1500 or horizontally across Latin Christendom. Topics covered range from cultural history, the monastic life, relations between Church and State to law and ritual, palaeography and textual transmission. All authors, from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, share a commitment to innovation, analysis and historical accuracy.

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The Council of Bourges, 1225 A Documentary History

The Council of Bourges, 1225 A Documentary History

1st Edition

Richard Kay
May 31, 2002

Never before had France had a church council so large: almost 1000 churchmen assembled at Bourges on 29 November 1225 to authorize a tax on their incomes in support of the Second Albigensian Crusade. About one third of the participants were representatives sent by corporate bodies, in accordance ...

The Chrodegang Rules The Rules for the Common Life of the Secular Clergy from the Eighth and Ninth Centuries. Critical Texts with Translations and Commentary

The Chrodegang Rules The Rules for the Common Life of the Secular Clergy from the Eighth and Ninth Centuries. Critical Texts with Translations and Commentary

1st Edition

Jerome Bertram
October 12, 2017

Since its earliest days, the Christian Church sought to draw up rules by which its members could live together in religious communities. Whilst those of Augustine (c.400 AD) and Benedict (c.530 AD) provided detailed guidance for monastic life, it took another two centuries for equivalent rules for ...

Omnia disce – Medieval Studies in Memory of Leonard Boyle, O.P.

Omnia disce – Medieval Studies in Memory of Leonard Boyle, O.P.

1st Edition

Joan Greatrex, Anne J. Duggan
February 15, 2005

The eighteen studies included here reflect three particular aspects of Leonard Boyle's remarkable impact on teaching and scholarship. His abiding interest in the early history and architecture of the basilica of San Clemente in Rome forms the focus of Part I; his profound contribution to the theory...

The Life and After-Life of St John of Beverley The Evolution of the Cult of an Anglo-Saxon Saint

The Life and After-Life of St John of Beverley The Evolution of the Cult of an Anglo-Saxon Saint

1st Edition

Susan E. Wilson
December 28, 2005

This represents the first study devoted to the life and after-life of St John of Beverley. John was bishop of Hexham and then York, after which he retired to his own monastery in Beverley and was buried there in 721. His cult was quickly established and spread to attract pilgrims from all over the ...

Adrian IV The English Pope (1154–1159) Studies and Texts

Adrian IV The English Pope (1154–1159) Studies and Texts

1st Edition

Brenda Bolton, Anne J. Duggan
February 18, 2003

The year 2000 witnessed the 900th anniversary of the birth of Adrian IV, the only Englishman to sit on the papal throne. His short pontificate of four and a half years, distracted by crisis and controversy and followed as it was by an 18-year schism, could be judged a low point in the history of ...

Bishops, Texts and the Use of Canon Law around 1100 Essays in Honour of Martin Brett

Bishops, Texts and the Use of Canon Law around 1100 Essays in Honour of Martin Brett

1st Edition

Bruce C. Brasington, Kathleen G. Cushing
June 05, 2008

The essays in this volume in honour of Martin Brett address issues relating to the compilation and transmission of canon law collections, the role of bishops in their dissemination, as well as the interpretation and use of law in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The studies are grouped ...

Innocent III and the Crown of Aragon The Limits of Papal Authority

Innocent III and the Crown of Aragon The Limits of Papal Authority

1st Edition

Damian J. Smith
December 28, 2004

Drawing on an extensive study of the primary sources, Damian Smith explores the relationship between the Roman Curia and Aragon-Catalonia in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. His focus is the pontificate of Innocent III, the most politically influential medieval Pope, and the reign of King ...

Readers, Texts and Compilers in the Earlier Middle Ages Studies in Medieval Canon Law in Honour of Linda Fowler-Magerl

Readers, Texts and Compilers in the Earlier Middle Ages Studies in Medieval Canon Law in Honour of Linda Fowler-Magerl

1st Edition

Martin Brett, Kathleen G. Cushing
March 06, 2017

Reflecting the focus but also range of their honorand's work in medieval canon law in the era before Gratian, the essays in this volume explore the creation and transmission of canonical texts and the motives of their compilers but also address the issues of how the law was interpreted and used by ...

Shaping Church Law Around the Year 1000 The Decretum of Burchard of Worms

Shaping Church Law Around the Year 1000 The Decretum of Burchard of Worms

1st Edition

Greta Austin
February 24, 2009

This study of Burchard's 'Decretum', a popular book of Catholic canon law compiled just after the year 1000, sheds new light on the development of law and theology long before the Gregorian Reform, normally considered as a watershed in the history of the Latin Church. Practical episcopal concerns ...

Studies in the Ecclesiastical and Social History of Toulouse in the Age of the Cathars

Studies in the Ecclesiastical and Social History of Toulouse in the Age of the Cathars

1st Edition

John Hine Mundy
January 28, 2006

Studies in the Ecclesiastical and Social History of Toulouse in the Age of the Cathars is John H. Mundy's last major book concerning social and religious life in the city of Toulouse during the period 1150-1250 AD, a time when the alternate religion of Catharism, together with other divergent ...

The Cult of St Katherine of Alexandria in Early Medieval Europe

The Cult of St Katherine of Alexandria in Early Medieval Europe

1st Edition

Christine Walsh
August 28, 2007

St Katherine of Alexandria was one of the most popular saints in both the Orthodox and Latin Churches in the later Middle Ages, yet there has been little study of how her cult developed before c. 1200. This book redresses the balance, providing a thorough examination of the way the cult spread from...

The Martyred Inquisitor: The Life and Cult of Peter of Verona (†1252)

The Martyred Inquisitor: The Life and Cult of Peter of Verona (†1252)

1st Edition

Donald Prudlo
February 21, 2008

Peter Martyr was one of the central Dominican saints of the thirteenth century, in some cases eclipsing Dominic himself. Born in Verona around 1206 to those with Cathar sympathies, he became a convert to Catholicism. As one of the first generations of Dominicans, he represents aspects of their ...

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