By Jörg Peltzer

A research of the politics of episcopal elections in 12th and thirteenth-century Normandy and larger Anjou. This used to be an important interval within the improvement of canon legislation and J?rg Peltzer bargains the 1st research to assemble criminal idea and perform, neighborhood customized, and politics. He explores the advance of electoral theories and examines each one election in context, delivering insights into the various stability of royal, papal and nearby baronial energy and a number of the profession paths resulting in an episcopal see. He exhibits how diverse platforms of patronage labored, to what quantity they have been cars of social mobility, and the way aristocratic households have been based. by way of evaluating electoral practices in Normandy and larger Anjou ahead of and after the Capetian conquest the publication considerably complements our figuring out of the speculation and perform of canon legislation, neighborhood politics in Normandy and Anjou, and the excessive politics on the Capetian and Angevin courts.

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García y García (MIC series A: corpus glossatorum II) (Vatican City, 1981), pp. 175–272; Johannis Teutonici Apparatus glossarum in Compilationem tertiam, ed. K. Pennington (MIC series A: corpus glossatorum III) (Vatican City, 1981); ‘Apparatus glossarum in Compilationem quartam’, in Antiquae collectiones decretalium, ed. A. Agustin (Paris, 1609), pp. 13 (Johannes Teutonicus, Glossa ordinaria); Vatican City, BAV Vat. Lat. 1377, fos. 2r–98v (Tancred, Glossa ordinaria on Compilatio I); fos. 101r–145v (Tancred, Glossa ordinaria on Compilatio II), fos.

99–113. 3 Episcopal elections were not at the centre of the reform. But simony and lay investiture frequently occurred when a candidate acceded to a bishopric, because rulers invested bishops with the temporal and spiritual powers of their new office. Thus rulers could also sell a see to the highest bidder. This state of affairs ran diametrically contrary to the reformers’ aims, and as a sub-plot of their fight for the libertas ecclesiae the reformers stressed that lay princes should not nominate bishops.

D. thesis, 1981). 13 Canon Law, Careers and Conquest The second preliminary enquiry focuses on the spread of canon law and canonistic thought in Normandy and Greater Anjou. 29 In order to make any comparable statement about the situation in Normandy and Greater Anjou it is necessary to investigate the local contemporary library holdings and the education and eventual canonistic activities of local churchmen. For that purpose I have examined library catalogues, local decretal collections, and the careers of canons.

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