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By John S. Ott

ISBN-10: 1107017815

ISBN-13: 9781107017818

ISBN-10: 1108444636

ISBN-13: 9781108444637

this significant new learn of episcopal place of work and clerical identification in a socially and culturally dynamic quarter of medieval Europe examines the development and illustration of episcopal energy and authority within the archdiocese of Reims throughout the occasionally turbulent century among 1050 and 1150. Drawing on a variety of diplomatic, hagiographical, epistolary and different narrative resources, John S. Ott considers how bishops conceived of, and projected, their authority jointly and separately. In reading episcopal specialist identities and notions of place of work, he explores how prelates used textual creation and their actual landscapes to craft old narratives and consolidate neighborhood and nearby thoughts round beliefs that proven themselves as not just spiritual experts but in addition cultural arbiters. This examine unearths that, faraway from being reactive and adversarial to cultural and spiritual switch, bishops on a regular basis grappled with and sought to impact, definitely and to their virtue, new and rising cultural and spiritual norms.

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