Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Conclusion: Ideals Of Episcopal Power In Tenth-Century Aquitaine

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The recent crop of work on bishops in the tenth and early eleventh centuries has, ironically but perhaps inevitably, made these prelates harder to characterize. The wide range and complexity of the bishop's authority, and the difficulty of describing that authority, which numerous scholars have wrestled with recently, go hand in hand. A recurring feature of this study has been its challenge to dichotomies other scholars have drawn, between canons' and bishops' estates, lay and ecclesiastical power, the duties of family and office, the secular and regular clergy, and so on. The power of the Aquitanian bishop was neither the holy power of retreat from the world, following a monastic model, nor might wielded exclusively in the world. If a generalization can be made about episcopal power in tenth- and eleventh-century Aquitaine, therefore, it may be that such power provided the bishop with the ability to create and maintain community.

Keywords: Aquitanian bishop; Episcopal Power



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Noble Lord, Good Shepherd — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation