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The Resource Power and religion in Merovingian Gaul : Columbanian monasticism and the Frankish elites, Yaniv Fox, (electronic resource)

Power and religion in Merovingian Gaul : Columbanian monasticism and the Frankish elites, Yaniv Fox, (electronic resource)

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Power and religion in Merovingian Gaul : Columbanian monasticism and the Frankish elites
Title
Power and religion in Merovingian Gaul
Title remainder
Columbanian monasticism and the Frankish elites
Statement of responsibility
Yaniv Fox
Title variation
Power & Religion in Merovingian Gaul
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study is the first to attempt a thorough investigation of the activities of the Columbanian congregation, which played a significant role in the development of Western monasticism. This was a new form of rural monasticism, which suited the needs and aspirations of a Christian elite eager to express its power and prestige in religious terms. Contrary to earlier studies, which viewed Columbanus and his disciples primarily as religious innovators, this book focuses on the political, economic, and familial implications of monastic patronage and on the benefits elite patrons stood to reap. While founding families were in a privileged position to court royal favour, monastic patronage also exposed them to violent reprisals from competing factions. Columbanian monasteries were not serene havens of contemplation, but rather active foci of power and wealth, and quickly became integral elements of early medieval statecraft
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UkCbUP
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1975-
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Fox, Yaniv
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
Series volume
4th ser., 98
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  • Columban
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • Merovingians
  • France
  • France
Label
Power and religion in Merovingian Gaul : Columbanian monasticism and the Frankish elites, Yaniv Fox, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Merovingians -- 2. The aristocracy -- 3. Monasteries as guardians of family memory -- 4. Monasteries as guardians of family property -- 5. Monastic identity -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
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ssib025091794
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107587649
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib025091794
Label
Power and religion in Merovingian Gaul : Columbanian monasticism and the Frankish elites, Yaniv Fox, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Merovingians -- 2. The aristocracy -- 3. Monasteries as guardians of family memory -- 4. Monasteries as guardians of family property -- 5. Monastic identity -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ssib025091794
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107587649
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025091794

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