The Reform of the Frankish Church (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
364
Utgivningsdatum
2008-06-01
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Medarbetare
M. A., Claussen
Illustrationer
1 half-tone 2 maps
Volymtitel
Series Number 61 The Reform of the Frankish Church: Chrodegang of Metz and the Regula canonicorum in the Eighth Century
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 25 mm
Vikt
566 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780521065375
The Reform of the Frankish Church (häftad)

The Reform of the Frankish Church

Chrodegang of Metz and the Regula canonicorum in the Eighth Century

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Chrodegang of Metz (c. 712-766) was a leading figure of the late Merovingian and early Carolingian Church. Born to one of the principal aristocratic families in Austrasia, he served as referendary of Charles Martel, and was appointed bishop of Metz in the 740s. As bishop, Chrodegang became one of the foremost churchmen in Francia, chairing councils, founding monasteries, and beginning a reform of the lives of the canons of the Metz cathedral. This book is a major study in the English language on Chrodegang, examining his preoccupation with the creation of communities of faith and concord modelled on the early Church. It explores his attempts to unite the Frankish episcopacy, his rule for the cathedral clergy in Metz - the Regula canonicorum - and his introduction of new liturgical practices that sought to transform his see into a hagiopolis, a holy city which provided a model for later Carolingian reform.
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'This book bristles with new insights on an important figure, Chrodegang, and on an important topic, building religious community in the early medieval West. Its evocative turns of phrase and its judicious and helpful use of anthropological and narrative theory on almost every page make it a delight to read. Most of all, it's a very good history.' The Medieval Review

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M. A. Claussen is Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco and the author of articles on Church History.

Innehållsförteckning

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Chrodegang in the Frankish church; 2. The Regula canonicorum; 3. Chrodegang and the Rule of St. Benedict; 4. Roman and Gallic sources for the Regula canonicorum; 5. Individual, community and ritual in the Regula canonicorum; 6. Hagiopolis; Bibliography; Index; Index of manuscripts; Index locorum.