Authorities in the Middle Ages: Influence, Legitimacy, and Power in Medieval Society

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Sini Kangas, Mia Korpiola, Tuija Ainonen
Walter de Gruyter, Apr 30, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
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Authorities in the Middle Ages investigates the definition, establishment, maintenance, and collapse of medieval authority from antiquity to the mid-fifteenth century. The interdisciplinary approach resonates with the multi-faceted field of medieval culture, its social structures, and various forms of communication, including the area of history, legal studies, theology, philosophy, politics, literature, and art history. There is a special emphasis on such exciting but understudied areas as the Balkans, Iceland and the eastern fringes of Scandinavia.
  

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The Authority of the Written Word the Sacred Object and the Spoken Word A Highly Contested Discourse in the Middle Ages ...
1
Authority and the Church
25
Secular Authority
159
Contributors
307
Index
311
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Sini Kangas and Mia Korpiola,University of Helsinki, Finland; Tuija Ainonen,University of Toronto, Canada.

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