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Avignon and Its Papacy, 1309-1417 - Popes, Institutions, and Society (Paperback): Joelle Rollo-Koster Avignon and Its Papacy, 1309-1417 - Popes, Institutions, and Society (Paperback)
Joelle Rollo-Koster
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the arrival of Clement V in 1309, seven popes ruled the Western Church from Avignon until 1378. Joelle Rollo-Koster traces the compelling story of the transplanted papacy in Avignon, the city the popes transformed into their capital. Through an engaging blend of political and social history, she argues that we should think more positively about the Avignon papacy, with its effective governance, intellectual creativity, and dynamism. It is a remarkable tale of an institution growing and defending its prerogatives, of people both high and low who produced and served its needs, and of the city they built together. As the author reconsiders the Avignon papacy (1309-1378) and the Great Western Schism (1378-1417) within the social setting of late medieval Avignon, she also recovers the city's urban texture, the stamp of its streets, the noise of its crowds and celebrations, and its people's joys and pains. Each chapter focuses on the popes, their rules, the crises they faced, and their administration but also on the history of the city, considering the recent historiography to link the life of the administration with that of the city and its people. The story of Avignon and its inhabitants is crucial for our understanding of the institutional history of the papacy in the later Middle Ages. The author argues that the Avignon papacy and the Schism encouraged fundamental institutional changes in the governance of early modern Europe-effective centralization linked to fiscal policy, efficient bureaucratic governance, court society (societe de cour), and conciliarism. This fascinating history of a misunderstood era will bring to life what it was like to live in the fourteenth-century capital of Christianity.

Death in Medieval Europe - Death Scripted and Death Choreographed (Paperback): Joelle Rollo-Koster Death in Medieval Europe - Death Scripted and Death Choreographed (Paperback)
Joelle Rollo-Koster
R1,036 Discovery Miles 10 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed explores new cultural research into death and funeral practices in medieval Europe and demonstrates the important relationship between death and the world of the living in the Middle Ages. Across ten chapters, the articles in this volume survey the cultural effects of death. This volume explores overarching topics such as burials, commemorations, revenants, mourning practices and funerals, capital punishment, suspiscious death, and death registrations using case studies from across Europe including England, Iceland, and Spain. Together these chapters discuss how death was ritualised and choreographed, but also how it was expressed in writing throughout various documentary sources including wills and death registries. In each instance, records are analysed through a cultural framework to better understand the importance of the authors of death and their audience. Drawing together and building upon the latest scholarship, this book is essential reading for all students and academics of death in the medieval period.

Avignon and Its Papacy, 1309-1417 - Popes, Institutions, and Society (Hardcover): Joelle Rollo-Koster Avignon and Its Papacy, 1309-1417 - Popes, Institutions, and Society (Hardcover)
Joelle Rollo-Koster
R1,464 Discovery Miles 14 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the arrival of Clement V in 1309, seven popes ruled the Western Church from Avignon until 1378. Joelle Rollo-Koster traces the compelling story of the transplanted papacy in Avignon, the city the popes transformed into their capital. Through an engaging blend of political and social history, she argues that we should think more positively about the Avignon papacy, with its effective governance, intellectual creativity, and dynamism. It is a remarkable tale of an institution growing and defending its prerogatives, of people both high and low who produced and served its needs, and of the city they built together. As the author reconsiders the Avignon papacy (1309-1378) and the Great Western Schism (1378-1417) within the social setting of late medieval Avignon, she also recovers the city's urban texture, the stamp of its streets, the noise of its crowds and celebrations, and its people's joys and pains. Each chapter focuses on the popes, their rules, the crises they faced, and their administration but also on the history of the city, considering the recent historiography to link the life of the administration with that of the city and its people. The story of Avignon and its inhabitants is crucial for our understanding of the institutional history of the papacy in the later Middle Ages. The author argues that the Avignon papacy and the Schism encouraged fundamental institutional changes in the governance of early modern Europe-effective centralization linked to fiscal policy, efficient bureaucratic governance, court society (societe de cour), and conciliarism. This fascinating history of a misunderstood era will bring to life what it was like to live in the fourteenth-century capital of Christianity.

Raiding Saint Peter: Empty Sees, Violence, and the Initiation of the Great Western Schism (1378) (Hardcover): Joelle... Raiding Saint Peter: Empty Sees, Violence, and the Initiation of the Great Western Schism (1378) (Hardcover)
Joelle Rollo-Koster
R3,315 Discovery Miles 33 150 Out of stock

Throughout the European Middle Ages, the death of high-ranking prelates was usually interwoven with violent practices. During Empty Sees, mobs ransacked bishops' and popes' properties to loot their movable goods. Eventually, in the later Middle Ages, they also plundered the goods of newly-elected popes, and the cells of the Conclave. This book follows and analyzes the history of this violence, using a methodology akin to cultural anthropology, with concepts such as liminal periodization. It contends that pillaging was attached to ecclesiastical interregna, and the nature of ecclesiastical elections contributed to a pillaging 'problem.' This approach allows for a fresh reading and re-contextualization of one of the greatest political crises of the later Middle Ages, the Great Western Schism.

Urban and Rural Communities in Medieval France - Provence and Languedoc, 1000-1500 (Hardcover): Catherine Barnel, David Blanks,... Urban and Rural Communities in Medieval France - Provence and Languedoc, 1000-1500 (Hardcover)
Catherine Barnel, David Blanks, Monique Bourin, Anne Brenon, Jacqueline Caille, …
R5,294 Discovery Miles 52 940 Out of stock

This volume deals with the evolution of urban and rural communities in Provence and Languedoc in the high and late Middle Ages. Contributions by thirteen French, American, and Canadian scholars address recent insights in historical research and suggest directions for future investigation. The urban and rural worlds are treated separately in studies of the growth of communities in their political, topographical, social, and economic dimensions. Then the intersection of these worlds is explored through the intricate interrelations of town and country in these regions. Notarial registers are particularly rich sources of evidence for these scholars who are mindful of the southern French tradition of Roman and written law which underpinned both urban and rural institutions as they emerged in the course of the medieval period.

Death in Medieval Europe - Death Scripted and Death Choreographed (Hardcover): Joelle Rollo-Koster Death in Medieval Europe - Death Scripted and Death Choreographed (Hardcover)
Joelle Rollo-Koster
R3,400 Discovery Miles 34 000 Out of stock

Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed explores new cultural research into death and funeral practices in medieval Europe and demonstrates the important relationship between death and the world of the living in the Middle Ages. Across ten chapters, the articles in this volume survey the cultural effects of death. This volume explores overarching topics such as burials, commemorations, revenants, mourning practices and funerals, capital punishment, suspiscious death, and death registrations using case studies from across Europe including England, Iceland, and Spain. Together these chapters discuss how death was ritualised and choreographed, but also how it was expressed in writing throughout various documentary sources including wills and death registries. In each instance, records are analysed through a cultural framework to better understand the importance of the authors of death and their audience. Drawing together and building upon the latest scholarship, this book is essential reading for all students and academics of death in the medieval period.

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