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Author Peltzer, Jörg Henning, 1975-

Title Canon law, careers and conquest : Episcopal elections in Normandy and Greater Anjou, c.1140-c.1230 / Jörg Peltzer.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages) : maps.
Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought. Fourth series ; 71
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 71.
Note Based on the author's thesis (D. Phil.)--University of Oxford, 2003.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book is a study of the politics of episcopal elections in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Normandy and Greater Anjou. This was a crucial period in the development of canon law and JoÌ#x98;rg Peltzer offers the first analysis to bring together legal theory and practice, local custom, and politics. He explores the development of electoral theories and examines each election in context, offering insights into the varying balance of royal, papal and regional baronial power and the various career paths leading to an episcopal see. He shows how different systems of patronage worked, to what extent they were vehicles of social mobility, and how aristocratic families were structured. By comparing electoral practices in Normandy and Greater Anjou before and after the Capetian conquest the book significantly enhances our understanding of the theory and practice of canon law, local politics in Normandy and Anjou, and the high politics at the Capetian and Angevin courts.
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Subject Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Appointment, call, and election -- History.
Catholic Church.
Anjou (France) -- Church history.
Normandy (France) -- Church history.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1140-1230
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Church history.
Added Title Episcopal elections in Normandy and Greater Anjou, c.1140-c.1230
Other Form: Print version: Peltzer, Jörg Henning, 1975- Canon law, careers and conquest. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521880626 (OCoLC)181140930
ISBN 9780511438103 (electronic bk.)
0511438109 (electronic bk.)
9780511496585 (ebook)
0511496583 (ebook)