Canon Law in the Age of Reform, 11th-12th Centuries

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Ashgate Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1993 - Religion - 313 pages
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These articles reflect a common interest in the relationships between canon law and ecclesiastical reform in the 11th and 12th centuries. The specific purpose of many is to investigate the particular contribution made by two key figures, Humbert, cardinal bishop of Silva Candida, and pope Gregory VII, after whom the reform movement is often named. Professor Gilchrist questions whether the reform was really as 'papacy-centred' as has been thought; he would rather speak of a tradition of reform, and argues that the legal texts, often anonymous or of doubtful attribution, can better be seen as expressions of ideas held by a larger group. In addition, the developing notion of the rule of law, he suggests, was of at least equal importance to the idea of reform.

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Contents

Foreword by George Ferzoco viiix
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Acknowledgements xx
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Humbert of SilvaCandida and the Political
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Canon Law Aspects of the EleventhCentury
27
Simoniaca haeresis and the Problem of Orders
Eleventh and Early TwelfthCentury
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Was there a Gregorian Reform Movement
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Study Sessions 37 Ottawa 1970
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The Reception of Pope Gregory VII
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The Epistola Widonis Ecclesiastical Reform
The Gregorian Reform Tradition
The Perception of Jews in the Canon Law in
General Index
Index of Manuscripts 1011
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