Title

The Bishop and the Law of the Church, 900-1050

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

The Bishop Reformed: Studies in Episcopal Culture and Power in the Central Middle Ages (900-1215)

Department

Religion

Abstract

In the period following the collapse of the Carolingian Empire up to the Fourth Lateran Council (1215), the episcopate everywhere in Europe experienced substantial and important change, brought about by a variety of factors: the pressures of ecclesiastical reform; the devolution and recovery of royal authority; the growth of papal involvement in regional matters and in diocesan administration; the emergence of the...