The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny

The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny

Reform and the Investiture Contest in the Late Eleventh Century

by Patrick Healy

Hardback Publication Date: 28/08/2006

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This book is a detailed study of Hugh of Flavigny and his chronicle, which is widely recognised as one of the most important narratives of a crucial period of European history, that is, the Investiture Contest. Hugh's Chronicon is significant in a number of ways: as a unique source-book for some of the most important primary documents (especially papal letters) generated by the Investiture Contest; as a rare autograph manuscript which gives an important insight into contemporary modes of composition and compilation; as an important history of the 'local' effects of the Investiture Contest in the dioceses of Verdun and Autun; and as a striking autobiography of the author, Hugh of Flavigny. All these aspects are covered in this study by Patrick Healy. Other chapters investigate the context of the work in terms of ecclesiastical politics and use an analysis of the political and theological sources to illustrate the intellectual make-up of a contemporary monk, publicist - and polemicist.
ISBN:
9780754655268
9780754655268
Category:
European history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-08-2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
276
Dimensions (mm):
235x159x18mm
Weight:
0.55kg

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