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Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages : Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting - Richard Gameson

Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages

Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting

By: Richard Gameson (Editor), Henrietta Leyser (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 2001
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Are there angels within spitting distance of men? What did Pope Gregory the Great think of pagans? Were the monks of Battle compulsive forgers? Is temptation always a bad thing? These and many other fascinating questions are explored in this book.Commisssioned in honour of the distinguished medieval historian, Henry Mayr-Harting and reflecting the range and focus of its honorand's interests, the twenty-five essays provide a panoramic and stimulating exploration of the interrelated fields of belief and culture in the middle ages. Sanctity and sacred biography, seduction and temptation, forgery and litigation, patronage and art production, conversion and oppression were all part of the rich fabric of medieval Christian culture that is scrutinized here. Individually the studies shed new light on a series of key issues and questions relating to the cultural, religious, and political history of the sixth-century church, of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, and of Carolingian, Ottonian, and Investiture Contest Europe; while collectively they illuminate the interaction of Christianity and politics, of secular and sacred, and of belief and culture from late antiquity to the thirteenth century.

`Two articles particularly stand out for me. One is Valerie Flint's analysis of the miracles of St. Thomas Cantilupe ... This is a wonderfully thoughtful, clever and well-argued essay ... D. J. A. Matthew examines Thomas Becket's letters, in a bravura piece of writing and argument. What begins in muted tones, and initially makes one suspect another piece of technical manuscript analysis, turns into a witty, deadpan and extremely clever reassessment of what was actually going on with Becket and Henry II ... All of the articles here are worth reading, though the utility of some will vary according to the reader's interests. Some, however - Flint's and Matthew's in particular - make important contributions to much broader areas of debate.' John H. Arnold, Birkbeck College, Journal of the Society of Archivists

Christopher Brooke: Henry Mayr-Harting at Liverpool Lawrence Goldman: Teaching with Henry Mayr-Harting Principal Publications of Henry Mayr-Harting to 2000 1: Conrad Leyser: Angels, Monks, and Demons in the Early Medieval West 2: R. A. Markus: Gregory the Great's Pagans 3: David Ganz: The Annotations in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Auct. D. II. 14 4: Richard Gameson: Why Did Eadfrith Write the Lindisfarne Gospels? 5: Veronica Ortenberg: Virgin Queens: Abbesses and Power in Early Anglo-Saxon England 6: Anton Scharer: Duke Tassilo of Bavaria and the Origins of the Rupertus Cross 7: Janet L. Nelson: The Voice of Charlemagne 8: Stuart Airlie: True Teachers and Pious Kings: Salzburg, Louis of Bavaria, and Christian Order 9: Matthew Kempshall: No Bishop, No King: The Ministerial Ideology of Kingship and Asser's Res Gestae Aelfredi 10: Patrick Wormald: The Strange Affair of the Selsey Bishopric, 953-963 11: Eric John: The Church of Worcester and St Oswald 12: Alison Peden: Unity, Order, and Ottonian Kingship in the Thought of Abbo of Fleury 13: Martin Kauffmann: An Ottonian Sacramentary in Oxford 14: Kathleen G. Cushing: Events that Led to Sainthood: Sanctity and Reformers in the Eleventh Century 15: Timothy Reuter: Pastorale pedum ante pedes apostolici posuit: Disinvestiture and Reinvestiture in the Era of the Investiture Contest 16: Brian Golding: The Religious Patronage of Robert and William of Mortain 17: R. I. Moore: Ranulf Flambard and Christina of Markyate 18: Susan J. Ridyard: Functions of a Twelfth-Century Recluse Revisited: The Case of Godric of Finchale 19: Frances Ramsey: Robert of Lewes, Bishop of Bath 1136-1166: A Cluniac Bishop in his Diocese 20: Nicholas Vincent: King Henry II and the Monks of Battle: The Battle Chronicle Unmasked 21: D. J. A. Matthew: The Letter-Writing of Archbishop Becket 22: Julian Haseldine: Thomas Becket: Martyr, Saint - and Friend? 23: Henrietta Leyser: Two Concepts of Temptations 24: Stella Panayotova: Peter of Poitiers's Compendium in Genealogia Christi: The Early English Copies 25: Valerie I. J. Flint: The Saint and the Operation of the Law: Reflections upon the Miracles of St Thomas Cantilupe Index of Manuscripts General Index

ISBN: 9780198208013
ISBN-10: 0198208014
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 1st May 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.75