Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World

Dalton, Paul, Insley, Charles and Wilkinson, Louise (2011) Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge. ISBN 9781843836209

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Cathedrals dominated the ecclesiastical (and physical) landscape of the British Isles and Normandy in the middle ages; yet, in comparison with the history of monasteries, theirs has received significantly less attention. This volume helps to redress the balance by examining major themes in their development between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. These include the composition, life, corporate identity and memory of cathedral communities; the relationships, sometimes supportive, sometimes conflicting, that they had with kings (e.g. King John), aristocracies, and neighbouring urban and religious communities; the importance of cathedrals as centres of lordship and patronage; their role in promoting and utilizing saints' cults (e.g. that of St Thomas Becket); episcopal relations; and the involvement of cathedrals in religious and political conflicts, and in the settlement of disputes. A critical introduction locates medieval cathedrals in space and time, and against a backdrop of wider ecclesiastical change in the period.

Additional Information:This is a peer-reviewed collection of essays, jointly edited by Paul Dalton, Charles Insley and Louise Wilkinson
Keywords:Medieval history, Cathedrals
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:05 Jun 2020 14:33

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