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The Resource Bishops, clerks, and diocesan governance in thirteenth-century England : reward and punishment, Michael Burger

Bishops, clerks, and diocesan governance in thirteenth-century England : reward and punishment, Michael Burger

Label
Bishops, clerks, and diocesan governance in thirteenth-century England : reward and punishment
Title
Bishops, clerks, and diocesan governance in thirteenth-century England
Title remainder
reward and punishment
Statement of responsibility
Michael Burger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates how bishops deployed reward and punishment to control their administrative subordinates in thirteenth-century England. Bishops had few effective avenues available to them for disciplining their clerks and rarely pursued them, preferring to secure their service and loyalty through rewards. The chief reward was the benefice, often granted for life. Episcopal administrators' security of tenure in these benefices, however, made them free agents, allowing them to transfer from diocese to diocese or even leave administration altogether; they did not constitute a standing episcopal civil service. This tenuous bureaucratic relationship made the personal relationship between bishop and clerk more important. Ultimately, many bishops communicated in terms of friendship with their administrators, who responded with expressions of devotion. Michael Burger's study brings together ecclesiastical, social, legal and cultural history, producing the first synoptic study of thirteenth-century English diocesan administration in decades. His research provides an ecclesiastical counterpoint to numerous studies of bastard feudalism in secular contexts"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Burger, Michael
Dewey number
282/.4209022
Index
index present
LC call number
BR750
LC item number
.B87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benefices, Ecclesiastical
  • Church polity
  • Church discipline
  • England
Label
Bishops, clerks, and diocesan governance in thirteenth-century England : reward and punishment, Michael Burger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-288) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Problem: 1. Introduction; 2. Dangers of service; Part II. Rewards and Punishments: 3. Benefice for service and for benefit; 4. Security of tenure in benefices; 5. Pensions; 6. Other rewards; 7. Punishment; Part III. Consequences: 8. Patronage hunger; 9. Continuity and discontinuity in administration; 10. Affection and devotion; 11. Conclusions: culture and context
Control code
000391997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 313 p.
Isbn
9781107022140
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012012498
Other control number
40021587867
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000391997
  • (OCoLC)781677263
Label
Bishops, clerks, and diocesan governance in thirteenth-century England : reward and punishment, Michael Burger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-288) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Problem: 1. Introduction; 2. Dangers of service; Part II. Rewards and Punishments: 3. Benefice for service and for benefit; 4. Security of tenure in benefices; 5. Pensions; 6. Other rewards; 7. Punishment; Part III. Consequences: 8. Patronage hunger; 9. Continuity and discontinuity in administration; 10. Affection and devotion; 11. Conclusions: culture and context
Control code
000391997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 313 p.
Isbn
9781107022140
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012012498
Other control number
40021587867
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000391997
  • (OCoLC)781677263

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