Noble Lord, Good Shepherd: Episcopal Power and Piety in Aquitaine, 877-1050
The bishop was a figure of unparalleled importance in the tenth and eleventh centuries, as he married the advantages of his noble birth to the sacramental and pastoral role of bishop, drawing upon the resultant range of powers to intervene in all areas of life. Scholarship on the episcopate in this period, however, has tended to cluster around two themes: the role of bishops in the fragmentation of the Carolingian Empire and the critiques of these bishops levied by certain church reformers. This book moves beyond these subjects and examines the full scope of bishops activities in southwest France, as they ruled their cathedrals, interacted with lay powers, patronized religious communities, and wrestled with the complex nature of their office.
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Introduction In Bishops We Honor or Deny the Lord
Ad locum sanctum ad stipendia fratrum The Bishop and His Cathedral
If the Count Should Send a Bishop Lay Authority and the Bishops of Aquitaine
Episcopal Authority at Religious Communities
Episcopal Foundation Restoration and Reform of Religious Houses
abbot Actes Ademar of Chabannes Alboin Angoulême Aquitanian Aquitanian bishops archbishop Arnald assertion bishop of Limoges bishops and canons bishops of Poitiers Bordeaux brother Carolingian Cartulaire cartulary cathedral canons cathedral community cathedral land Charroux charter Chronicle of Saint-Maixent church clergy clerics consecration council dated diocese document donations donors ducal Duke William dukes of Aquitaine Ebles Ebles Manzer Ebles of Limoges Ebles’s Ebroin eleventh centuries estates évêques example Eymoutiers France Gauzlin gave Geoffrey Gerald gift given Grimoard Hildegar Hilduin Historia monasterii Usercensis Historia pontiﬁcum historique involvement Isembert Jean Becquet l’abbaye l’an laymen lord Medieval monastery monastic monks Nouaillé papal Paris Peace Périgueux period Poitou privilege reform reign religious houses restoration Roho role ruled Saint Peter Saint-Augustin Saint-Cybard Saint-Cyprien Saint-Étienne Saint-Hilaire Saint-Junien Saint-Laon Saint-Maixent Saint-Martial Sancti siècle société soul sources successor tenth tenth-century Timothy Reuter Trumbore Jones Uzerche Vikings Viscount William Iron-Arm William Tow-Head