Project Frameworks of Authority and Local Power: Bishops and Kings in the West Frankish Kingdom, c. 888-1060

Basic data

Title:
Frameworks of Authority and Local Power: Bishops and Kings in the West Frankish Kingdom, c. 888-1060
Duration:
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
Abstract / short description:
The tenth and eleventh centuries were pivotal in the development of relations between churchmen and the laity, and their echoes reverberate down to the present, but one of the key figures in this transformation – the West Frankish bishop – remains imperfectly understood. This project proposes to study relations between bishops and kings in order to make an important contribution to the understanding of the interplay between wider frameworks of authority and local actions in a sphere where historians have yet to tread more than a few paces. The project will therefore provide both a significant contribution to knowledge in itself through its development of understanding concerning West Frankish bishops, some of the least understood but most important figures of the age; and it would also provide a solid grounding for future investigation in the field.
Keywords:
Herrschaft
history
Geschichtswissenschaft
medieval times
Mittelalter
France
Frankreich
policy
Politik

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of Medieval History
Department of History, Faculty of Humanities
SFB 923 - Threatened Orders
Collaborative research centers and transregios
SFB 1070 - ResourceCultures. Socio-cultural Dynamics in the Treatment of Resources
Collaborative research centers and transregios

Local organizational units

Institute of Medieval History
Department of History
Faculty of Humanities

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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