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Freedom and protection

Monastic exemption in France, c. 590–c. 1100

By Kriston R. Rennie

Freedom and protection

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Book Information

  • 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

Description

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.

Author

Kriston R. Rennie is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Queensland

Contents

Prologue
Introduction
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'?
Epilogue
Appendix: Monastic exemption privileges in France, c. 590-c. 1100
Bibliography
Index

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