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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought : Fourth Series: The Reform of the Frankish Church: Chrodegang of Metz and the Regula canonicorum in the Eighth Century Series Number 61 - M.A. Claussen

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought

Fourth Series: The Reform of the Frankish Church: Chrodegang of Metz and the Regula canonicorum in the Eighth Century Series Number 61

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Chrodegang of Metz (c. 712-766) was a leading figure of the late Merovingian and early Carolingian Church. Born to one of the principal aristocratic families in Austrasia, he served as referendary of Charles Martel, and was appointed bishop of Metz in the 740s. As bishop, Chrodegang became one of the foremost churchmen in Francia, chairing councils, founding monasteries, and beginning a reform of the lives of the canons of the Metz cathedral. This book, the first major study in the English language on Chrodegang, examines his preoccupation with the creation of communities of faith and concord modeled on the early church. It explores his attempts to unite the Frankish episcopacy, his rule for the cathedral clergy in Metz - the Regula canonicorum -, and his introduction of new liturgical practices that sought to transform his see into a hagiopolis, a holy city which provided a model for later Carolingian reform.

"In making the difficult leap from close reading to historical reconstruction and speculation, Claussen provides a model for how to integrate the philological and the theoretical, for how literary analysis can serve historical inquiry, and for why a close reading of the Latin text matters. The result is a compelling book that will be of great interest to both Latinists and church historians." - H-German, Anna Taylor, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

Introduction
Chrodegang in the Frankish church
The Regula canonicorum
Chrodegang and the Rule of St
Benedict
Roman and Gallic sources for the Regula canonicorum
Individual, community and ritual in the Regula canonicorum
Hagiopolis
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ISBN: 9780521839310
ISBN-10: 0521839319
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 7th March 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 4