Freedom and Protection

Freedom and Protection Monastic Exemption in France, C. 590-C. 1100

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This book examines the history of monastic exemption in France. It reveals an institutional story of monastic freedom and protection, deeply rooted in the religious, political, social and legal culture of the early Middle Ages. Traversing many geo-political boundaries and fields of historical specialisation, the book defines the meaning and value of exemption to French monasteries between the sixth and eleventh centuries. It demonstrates how enduring relationships with the apostolic see in Rome ultimately contributed to an emerging identity of papal authority, the growth of early monasticism, Frankish politics and governance, church reform and canon law.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526127723
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 271.00944
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 243
Weight: 438g
Height: 216mm
Width: 179mm
Spine width: 24mm