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The Prelate in England and Europe, 1300-1560 (Hardback)
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The Prelate in England and Europe, 1300-1560 (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 18/09/2014
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High ecclesiastical office in the Middle Ages inevitably brought power, wealth and patronage. The essays in this volume examine how late medieval and Renaissance prelates deployed the income and influence of their offices, how they understood their role, and how they were viewed by others. Focusing primarily on but not exclusively confined to England, this collection explores the considerable common ground between cardinals, bishops and monastic superiors. Leading authorities on the late medieval and sixteenth-century Church analyse the political, cultural and pastoral activities of high-ranking churchmen, and consider how episcopal and abbatial expenditure was directed, justified and perceived. Overall, the collection enhances our understanding of ecclesiastical wealth and power in an era when the concept and role of the prelate were increasingly contested.

Dr Martin Heale is Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History, University of Liverpool.

Contributors: Martin Heale, Michael Carter, James G. Clark, Gwilym Dodd, Felicity Heal, Anne Hudson, Emilia Jamroziak, Cedric Michon, Elizabeth A. New, Wendy Scase, Benjamin Thompson, C.M. Woolgar

Publisher: York Medieval Press
ISBN: 9781903153581
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 900 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Attractively produced and illustrated, this volume helps to fill a scholarly gap in the study of the higher clergy of the late-medieval period and will hopefully act as a stimulus to further research. CHURCH MONUMENTS

A fine book full of serious thinking about prelates and the world they inhabited. ARCHIVES

Congratulations are due to the York Medieval Press and the Boydell Press for a well-produced volume that makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the high-flying clergy of late medieval and early modern England and Europe. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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