Churchmen and Urban Government in Late Medieval Italy, c.1200-c.1450: Cases and Contexts (BOK)

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Why, when so driven by the impetus for autonomy, did the city elites of thirteenth-century Italy turn to men bound to religious orders whose purpose and reach stretched far beyond the boundaries of their often disputed territories? Churchmen and Urban Government in Late Medieval Italy, c.1200-c.1450 brings together a team of international contributors to provide the first comparative response to this pivotal question. Presenting a series of urban cases and contexts, the book explores the secular-religious boundaries of the period and evaluates the role of the clergy in the administration and government of Italy's city-states. With an extensive introduction and epilogue, it exposes for consideration the beginnings of the phenomenon, the varying responses of churchmen, the reasons why practices changed and how politics and religious identity relate to each other. This important new study has significant implications for our understanding of power, negotiation, bureaucracy and religious identity.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107044265 Antall sider 426
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 3,2cm Vekt 760 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Agata Pincelli, Frances Andrews
Emner og form European history, Medieval history, History of religion

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