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

Front Cover
Sini Kangas, Mia Korpiola, Tuija Ainonen
Walter de Gruyter, Apr 30, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
0 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Authority of the Written Word the Sacred Object and the Spoken Word A Highly Contested Discourse in the Middle Ages ...
Authority and the Church
Secular Authority

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Sini Kangas and Mia Korpiola,University of Helsinki, Finland; Tuija Ainonen,University of Toronto, Canada.

Bibliographic information