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Published: 19 January 2017

244 Pages


ISBN: 9780198754022

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Bishops in the Political Community of England, 1213-1272

S. T. Ambler

  • An introduction to the political and episcopal culture of thirteenth century England
  • Provides new insights into the place of bishops in the political community and a new framework for thinking about the relationship between political thought and action
  • Traces the involvement of bishops in the First English Revolution
  • Examines the political theology of Robert Grosseteste, one of the most influential scholars of the Middle Ages
  • Explores English episcopal culture: the background and learning of the bishops, how cultures of sanctity shaped their collective identity, how their culture was shared and strengthened through regular meetings, and how a vigorous sense of corporate solidarity emerged in the thirteenth century