Monasteries and Patrons in the Groze Reform: Lotharingia C. 850-1000

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The prominent role of monasteries in the early medieval period is explored in detail in this study of the relations between monasteries and the nobility in Lotharingia in the ninth and tenth centuries. The book focuses on three renowned monasteries during this period of monastic reform in Europe. The author challenges accepted views of the monasteries' role and explores the complex links with kings, bishops, and noble families which gave monasteries a central place in politics ...

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Overview

The prominent role of monasteries in the early medieval period is explored in detail in this study of the relations between monasteries and the nobility in Lotharingia in the ninth and tenth centuries. The book focuses on three renowned monasteries during this period of monastic reform in Europe. The author challenges accepted views of the monasteries' role and explores the complex links with kings, bishops, and noble families which gave monasteries a central place in politics and society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198208358
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/12/2001
  • Series: Oxford Historical Monographs Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Map
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. I Gorze
1 The Charters 25
2 Overlordship and Reform in the Ninth Century 30
3 The Bosonids at Gorze 39
4 The Holders of Precariae 51
5 The Pre-Reform Community 59
6 Bishop Adalbero as Reformer 71
7 Beyond the Bishops of Metz 87
Pt. II St-Evre and Bouxieres-Aux-Dames
8 The Sources 109
9 St-Evre before the Reform: Continuity and Vigour 114
10 Bishops and Patrons after the Reform 132
11 A New Foundation and its Donors: Bouxieres-aux-Dames 148
Pt. III St-Maximin
12 Introduction 169
13 The Miracula Maximini 174
14 Kings and Lay Abbots: The Royal Diplomata 185
15 The Private Charters 203
16 Reform: Giselbert, the Liudolfings, and Robert of Trier 218
17 Expansion, Endowment, and Restitution 235
Epilogue 261
App Gorze's Witness Lists and their Authenticity 265
Bibliography 279
Index 309
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