Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198 / Edition 1

Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198 / Edition 1

by Constance Brittain Bouchard
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Cornell University Press


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Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198 / Edition 1

In Sword, Miter, and Cloister, Constance Brittain Bouchard provides a fresh perspective on social and ecclesiastical life in the High Middle Ages. Drawing on a vast range of primary sources, she reveals the surprisingly close relationship between the nobility and reformed monasteries in Burgundy. By focusing on a region considered to be the heart of aristocratic and monastic Europe during this era, Bouchard is able to develop themes and reach conclusions that can be applied to much of Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801475269
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 08/06/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,180,191
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Constance Brittain Bouchard is Distinguished Professor of Medieval History at the University of Akron. Among her many books are "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted," "Strong of Body, Brave and Noble," Holy Entrepreneurs, and Sword, Miter, and Cloister, all from Cornell.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Abbreviations 13

Introduction 23

Part 1 Leaders of the Church and Leaders of Society 45

1 Nobel Entry into the Church 46

2 The Social Origins of Ecclesiastical Leaders 65

Part 2 Monastic REform and the Nobility 87

3 The Tenth-Century Background of Reform 90

4 Monastic Foundations and Reform in Burgundy 102

5 The Patrons of Monastic Reform 125

6 Monastic Patronage over the Generations 150

Part 3 Noble Generosity to Reformed Monasteries 171

7 Types of Nobel Gifts to Reformed Monasteries 173

8 The Timing and Location of Gifts 190

9 Gifts, Claims, and Other Transactions 209

10 Motivations for Noble Generosity to Reformed Monasteries 225

Conclusions 247

Appendix A Family Trees 255

The Dukes of Burgundy 257

The Counts of Burgundy and M&ahat;con 261

The Lords of Aigremont and Bourbonne 279

The Counts of Auxois 284

The Lords of B&ahat;gé 287

The Lords of Beaujeu 289

The Lords of Brancion and Uxelles 295

The Counts of Chalon 307

The Lords of Choiseul 314

The Lords of Clefmont 317

The Counts of Dijon and the Lords of Beaumont 319

The Viscounts of Dijon 324

The Lords of Donzy 327

The Lords of Fontaines-lés-Dijon 329

The Lords of Grancey 332

The Lords of Montbard 334

The Lords of Montréal 338

The Counts of Nevers, Auxerre, and Tonnerre 340

The Lords of Saulx 351

The Lords of Seignelary 355

The Lords of Semur 357

The Lords of Sexfontaines 361

The Lords of Sombernon 363

The Lords of Tilch&ahat;tel 366

The counts of Tonnerre 369

The Lords of Toucy 372

The Lords of Vergy 375

The Lords of Vignory 379

Appendix B The Burgundian Bishops 385

The Bishops of Autun 386

The Bishops ofAuxerre 387

The Bishops of Chalon 391

The Bishops of Langres 393

The Bishops of M&ahat;con 398

The Bishops of Nevers 400

Appendix C The Burgundian Abbots 402

The Abbots of Auberive 402

The Abbots of Beaulieu 403

The Abbots of Béze 403

The Abbots of La Bussiére 405

The Abbots of C&ihat;teaux 405

The Abbots of Clairvux 408

The Abbots of Cluny 410

The Abbots of La Cr&ehat;te 413

The Abbots of La Ferté-sur-Grosne 414

The Abbots of Flavigny 414

The Abbots of Fontenary 416

The Abbots of Longué 417

The Abbots of Maiziéres 418

The Abbots of Molesme 419

The Abbots of Morimond 421

The Abbots of Pontigny 422

The Abbots of Qunicy 423

The Abbots of Reigny 424

The Abbots of St.-Bénigne of Dijon 424

The Abbots of St.-Germain of Auxerre 426

The Abbots of St.-Seine 428

The Abbots of Tournus 429

The Abbots of Vézelay 430

Printed Sources 433

Selection Bibliography 440

Index 451

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