- Format: eBook
- ISBN: 978-1-5261-2774-7
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Price: £90.00 (incl. VAT)
- Published Date: August 2018
- BIC Category: France: Historical and cultural regions, European history: medieval period, middle ages, HISTORY / Medieval, Humanities / Medieval history
This book examines the history of monastic exemption in France. It reveals an institutional story of monastic freedom and protection, deeply rooted in the religious, political, social and legal culture of the early Middle Ages. Traversing many geo-political boundaries and fields of historical specialisation, the book defines the meaning and value of exemption to French monasteries between the sixth and eleventh centuries. It demonstrates how enduring relationships with the apostolic see in Rome ultimately contributed to an emerging identity of papal authority, the growth of early monasticism, Frankish politics and governance, church reform and canon law.
Kriston R. Rennie is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Queensland
1 The road to protection
2 Rome's orbit
3 Traditio Romana
4 Making concessions
5 The 'fetters of feudalism'
6 'Victory of the papacy'?
Appendix: Monastic exemption privileges in France, c. 590-c. 1100