Title: Bishops, Authority and Community in ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Condition: New
An important new study of episcopal office and clerical identity in a socially and culturally dynamic region of medieval Europe. Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series. Num Pages: 398 pages, 4 maps 2 tables. BIC Classification: 1D; 3H; HBJD; HBLC1; HRCC2; HRCX1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 152. . . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107017818
Synopsis: This important new study of episcopal office and clerical identity in a socially and culturally dynamic region of medieval Europe examines the construction and representation of episcopal power and authority in the archdiocese of Reims during the dynamic and sometimes turbulent century from 1050 to 1150. Drawing on a wide range of diplomatic, hagiographical, and other narrative sources, John S. Ott considers how bishops conceived of and projected their authority collectively and individually. In examining episcopal professional identities and notions of office, he explores how prelates used textual production and their physical landscapes to craft historical narratives and consolidate local and regional memories around ideals that established themselves as not only religious authorities but cultural arbiters. This study reveals that, far from being reactive and hostile to cultural and religious change, bishops regularly grappled with and sought to affect, positively and to their advantage, new and emerging cultural and religious norms.
Book Description: An important new study of episcopal office and clerical identity in a socially and culturally dynamic region of medieval Europe. Focusing on the archdiocese of Reims during the sometimes turbulent century from 1050 to 1150, John S. Ott sheds new light on the construction and representation of episcopal power and authority.
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