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

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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 ...
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780521356114
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1992
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
Christopher Brooke at Cambridge, Liverpool and London
Urban Life and the Language of Religion
Religious culture in town and country: reflections on a great divide 3
Theology and the commercial revolution: Guibert of Nogent, St Anselm and the Jews of northern France 23
City and politics before the coming of the Politics: some illustrations 41
New Arrivals
Nuns and goldsmiths: the foundation and early benefactors of St Radegund's priory at Cambridge 59
A tale of two cities: capitular Burgos and mendicant Burgos in the thirteenth century 81
From privilege to persecution: crown, church and synagogue in the city of Majorca, 1229-1343 111
Religious Communities in the Urban Space
The church of Magdeburg: its trade and its town in the tenth and early eleventh centuries 129
The abbot and townsmen of Cluny in the twelfth century 151
The cathedral as parish church: the case of southern England 173
'Except the Lord keep the city': towns in the papal states at the turn of the twelfth century 199
The medieval chapter of Armagh Cathedral 219
Religious Cultural Production
The murals in the nave of St Albans Abbey 249
The annals of Bermondsey, Southwark and Merton 279
Citizens and chantries in late medieval York 311
Bibliography of Christopher Brooke 333
Index 341
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