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The English Church and the Papacy : From the Conquest to the Reign of John - Zachary Nugent Brooke

The English Church and the Papacy

From the Conquest to the Reign of John

Paperback Published: 11th September 1989
ISBN: 9780521366878
Number Of Pages: 288

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Since this book was first published in 1931 the English church in the eleventh and twelfth centuries has been studied in depth, yet Z. N. Brooke's The English Church and the Papacy, now reissued with a new introduction by C. N. L. Brooke, remains the indispensable point from which all expeditions over this territory begin. The author set out first to determine what the law of the English Church was, and to seek the books on which it was based; then to draw out the consequences of what he had discovered in a general survey of the relations of England and Rome. The crisp, clear judgements on themes and characters in the second half are still worth pondering, for all the nuances that have been added since.

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' ... one of the half-dozen critical studies which are fundamental to our appreciation of the history of England in the times of the Norman and Angevin kings. It is a masterly piece of work, whether we regard it as an example of historical method or as an exposition.' Sir Maurice Powicke, The Cambridge Historical Journal ' ... a most remarkable piece of historical reconstruction, which will certainly influence all future work on English ecclesiastical history in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.' Sir Frank Stenton, The English Historical Review

Ecclesia Anglicana
The Western Church in the eleventh century
The law of the Western Church
The Law of the Church in England
The method of this enquiry
Lanfranc's collection
The twelfth-century collections
Medieval libraries and contemporary writers
The Relations of England with the Papacy
William the Conqueror: the traditional outlook
St Anselm: the rise of a papal party
Henry I: the maintenance of royal control
Stephen: the 'freedom of the Church'
Henry II and Thomas Becket
Epilogue: from the death of Becket to Magna Carta
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ISBN: 9780521366878
ISBN-10: 0521366879
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 11th September 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised