Kriston R. Rennie examines the origins and development of medieval papal representation by exploring the legate's wider historical, legal, diplomatic, and administrative impact on medieval European law and society. This critical study is key to understanding the growth and power of the medieval Church and papacy in the early Middle Ages.
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About the Author
Kriston R. Rennie is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at The University of Queensland, Australia. His research specializes in church councils, canon law, and the history of papal legation. He is the author of The Collectio Burdegalensis: A Study and Register of an Eleventh-Century Canon Law Collection (PIMS, 2013) and Law and Practice in the Age of Reform: The Legatine Work of Hugh of Die (1073–1106) (Brepols, 2010), in addition to numerous articles and book reviews.
Table of Contents1. The Concept of Legation 2. Theories of Legation 3. Early Categories and Uses 4. Towards Standardization 5. On Becoming Legate 6. The Right of Legation 7. Legates and Councils 8. The Growth of Legation 9. A New Era