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Title Absentee authority across medieval Europe / edited by Frédérique Lachaud and Michael Penman
Imprint Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, 2017
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  D131 A164 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001302405
Descript xi, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Incarnating Authority, Exercising Authority: The Figure of the King in the Merovingian Era / Bruno Dumézil -- 'Ubi armae ibi princeps': Medieval Emblematics as the Real Presence of the Prince / Laurent Hablot -- While the Bishop's Away ...: Absentee Bishops of Parma during the Investiture Conflict / Robert Houghton -- An Inconceivable Absence: Usurpers and Illegitimate Rulers in the Genealogical Rolls of the Kings of England, from the late thirteenth to the early fifteenth centuries / Olivier de Laborderie -- Local Loyalty and Absentee Authority in Thirteenth-Century Normandy: the Evidence of the Querimoniae Normannorum (1247) / Tom Horler-Underwood -- Representation and Authority in Thirteenth-Century England and Gascony / Frédérique Lachaud -- Internal Exiles: Exclusion from the Fourteenth-Century English Court and Kingdom / James Bothwell -- 'Si grant charté a Paris ... par defaulte du roy': Governmental Practice and the Customary Geography of the Absence and Presence of the King in France (1364-1525) / Léonard Dauphant -- Was the Couple a Palliative to the Absence of the Prince? The Political Role and Influence of Margaret of Flanders during the Reign of Philip the Bold, Duke and Count of Burgundy (1384-1404) / Michelle Bubenicek -- Guardian - Lieutenant - Governor: Absentee Monarchy and Proxy Power in Scotland's Long Fourteenth Century / Norman Reid and Michael Penman -- Absentee Authority in Late Medieval Iceland, as Viewed from the Literary Sources / Hans Jacob Orning -- Representatives of Kings and 'Kings' as Representatives: Authority and its Representation in Professional Groups in Late Medieval and Early Modern France - The Example of the King of Minstrels and of the King of Mercers / Torsten Hiltmann
In the medieval world, what happened when a figure of recognised authority was absent? What terminology, principles and solutions of proxy authority were developed and adopted? Did these solutions differ and change over time depending on whether the absence was short or long and caused by issues of incapacity, minority, disputed succession, geography or elective absenteeism? Did the models of proxy authority adopted by ruling dynasties and large institutions influence the proxy choices of lesser authority? The circumstances and consequences of absentee authority, a major aspect of the systems of medieval power, are the focus of this volume. Ranging across the realms of medieval Europe (but with a focus upon the British Isles and France), its essays embrace a wide variety of experience - royal, parliamentary, conciliar, magnatial, military, ecclesiastical (papal to parochial), burghal, household, minor or major, male or female, exiled, captive or infirm - and explore not merely political developments, but the dynastic, diplomatic, financial, ideological, religious and cultural ramifications of such episodes
Text in English, with some chapters translated from the French
Subject Europe -- Politics and government -- 476-1492
Alt Author Lachaud, Frédérique, editor
Penman, Michael A., editor
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