Bishop and Chapter in Twelfth-Century England: A Study of by Everett U. Crosby

By Everett U. Crosby

This booklet is a research of the reformation in ecclesiastical politics in twelfth-century England wherein the cathedral bankruptcy, by way of steadily gaining keep an eye on of extra of its personal wealth and assets, elevated its energy and emerged as a neighborhood principally self reliant of the bishop. the tale illuminates an incredible interval within the inner lifetime of the Church, while the responsibilities and rights of people and associations have been being given ever extra unique definition, and while new perspectives on Church doctrine and canon legislations, in addition to on royal and papal pursuits, turned the worry of a few of the major ecclesiastics of the day.

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314. See also G. Constable, " M o n a s t i c possession of churches and spiritualia in the age of r e f o r m , " // Monacheismo e la riforma ecclesiastical 1040—1122, Miscellanea del C e n t r o di Studi Medioevali 6 (Milan 1971), p- 324. D . B . Z e m a , " Reform legislation in the eleventh century and its economic i m p a c t , " Catholic Historical Review 27 (1942), 29—31. C . R. C h e n e y , Hubert Walter (London 1967), p . 158. " Quadrupliciter q u a r u m archiepiscopus habet tres in thesaurario et capitulum u n u m , " R.

67. , p. 88. , p. 81. In regard to the dispute with Abbot Samson, there is evidence for some kind of agreement between him and the monks which is discussed by Antonia Gransden in " A democratic movement in the abbey of Bury St. Edmund's," pp. 3off. and to whom 82 I owe this reference. , pp. 89-90. 63 The text, however, is not without suspicious features, including a confirmation, at too early a date, of the right to elect the abbot. 64 The actual separation may have been made later, perhaps in the time of Abbot Hugh I (1157-1180).

83. Eadmer, HN, p . 43, and see R. W .

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