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Author Peltzer, Jörg Henning, 1975- author
Title Canon law, careers and conquest : Episcopal elections in Normandy and Greater Anjou, c.1140-c.1230 / Jörg Peltzer
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 71
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 71
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
This book is a study of the politics of episcopal elections in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Normandy and Greater Anjou. This was a crucial period in the development of canon law and Jo̘rg Peltzer offers the first analysis to bring together legal theory and practice, local custom, and politics. He explores the development of electoral theories and examines each election in context, offering insights into the varying balance of royal, papal and regional baronial power and the various career paths leading to an episcopal see. He shows how different systems of patronage worked, to what extent they were vehicles of social mobility, and how aristocratic families were structured. By comparing electoral practices in Normandy and Greater Anjou before and after the Capetian conquest the book significantly enhances our understanding of the theory and practice of canon law, local politics in Normandy and Anjou, and the high politics at the Capetian and Angevin courts
TAEBDC; 2010
Link Print version: 9780521880626
Subject Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Appointment, call, and election -- History
Anjou (France) -- Church history
Normandy (France) -- Church history
Alt Title Canon Law, Careers & Conquest
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