Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2018

248 Pages | 1 map

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526127723

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Freedom and protection

Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100

First Edition

Kriston R. Rennie

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores the papacy's enduring relationship with numerous French monasteries between the sixth and eleventh centuries
  • Reveals how deeply the history of monastic exemption is rooted in the political, religious, social and legal culture of the early Middle Ages
  • Synthesises and re-interprets older German and French historiography to present a readable and accessible study on the history of monastic exemption in early medieval Europe
  • Argues for the emerging identity of papal authority and primacy from Rome, in the centuries prior to the turn of the first millennium