Day of Reckoning: Power and Accountability in Medieval France

Day of Reckoning: Power and Accountability in Medieval France

by Robert F. Berkhofer III


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812237962
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2004
Series: The Middle Ages Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert F. Berkhofer III teaches history at Western Michigan University.

Table of Contents


1. A Fragmentary Past? Monastic History, Memory, and Patrimony
2. Written Comprehension of Land and Signs of an Administrative Mentality
3. Ministering and Administering: Abbots as Catalysts of Change
4. Discipline and Service Inside and Outside the Cloister

Conclusion: Accountability, Writing, and Rule by 1200

Appendix 1: The Cartularies of Saint-Bertin
Appendix 2: The Cartulary of Three Crosses
Appendix 3: Enumerations in Papal Confirmations
Appendix 4: Abbatial and Monastic Acts: Saint-Vaast, Saint-Bertin, and Saint-Denis

List of Abbreviations

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