Church and City, 1000-1500: Essays in Honour of Christopher Brooke / Edition 1

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This volume of essays is intended as a tribute to the distinguished medieval historian Christopher Brooke. It addresses new questions in areas of medieval history which Professor Brooke has made his own: urban life and religious life. The fourteen essays explore the coexistence of religious ideas and ecclesiastical institutions with urban practices and townspeople. They span five hundred years of the history of western Christendom, ranging from Magdeburg to Majorca, and from Cambridge to Cluny. The essays break new ground in a number of areas in medieval history: in economic history, the history of ideas, and the history of religious institutions. The contributors have been attuned throughout to the complex interactions of groups and ideas within urban space. The book also contains a bibliography of Christopher Brooke's writings and an appreciation of his work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521525060
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/18/2002
  • Edition description: First Paperback Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Christopher Brooke at Cambridge, Liverpool and London Marjorie Chibnall, Robert Markus and Rosalind Hill; Part I. Urban Life and the Language of Religion: 2. Religious culture in town and country: reflections on a great divide Miri Rubin; 3. Theology and the Commercial Revolution: Guibert of Nogent, St Anselm and the Jews of northern France Anna Sapir Abulafia; 4. City and politics before the coming of the Politics: some illustrations David Luscombe; Part II. New Arrivals: 5. Nuns and goldsmiths: the foundation and early benefactors of St Radegund's priory at Cambridge Elisabeth Van Houts; 6. A tale of two cities: capitular Burgos and mendicant Burgos in the thirteenth century Peter Linehan; 7. From privilege to persecution: crown, church and synagogue in the city of Majorca, 1229–1343 David Abulafia; Part III. Religious Communities in the Urban Space: 8. The church of Magdeburg: its trade and its town in the tenth and early eleventh centuries Henry Mayr-Harting; 9. The abbot and townsmen of Cluny in the twelfth century Giles Constable; 10. The cathedral as parish church: the case of southern England Michael Franklin; 11. 'Except the Lord keep the city': towns in the papal states at the turn of the twelfth century Brenda Bolton; 12. The medieval chapter of Armagh Cathedral J. A. Watt; Part IV. Religious Cultural Production: 13. The murals in the nave of St Albans Abbey Paul Binski; 14. The annals of Bermondsey, Southwark and Merton Martin Brett; 15. Citizens and chantries in late medieval York Barrie Dobson; Bibliography of Christopher Brooke; Index.

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