The Foundations of Medieval English Ecclesiastical History: Studies Presented to David Smith

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Philippa Hoskin, Philippa M. Hoskin, Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke, Richard Barrie Dobson
Boydell Press, 2005 - History - 235 pages
The work of historians in providing new editions of primary documents, and other aids to research, has tended to go largely unsung, yet is crucial to scholarship, as providing the very foundations on which further enquiry can be based. The essays in this volume, conversely, celebrate the achievements in this field by a whole generation of medievalists, of whom the honoree, David Smith, is one of the most distinguished. They demonstrate the importance of such editions to a proper understanding and elucidation of a number of problems in medieval ecclesiastical history, ranging from thirteenth-century forgery to diocesan administration, from the church courts to the cloisters, and from the English parish clergy to the papacy. Contributors: CHRISTOPHER BROOKE, C.C. WEBB, JULIA BARROW, NICHOLAS BENNETT, JANET BURTON, CHARLES FONGE, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, R.H. HELMHOLZ, PHILIPPA HOSKIN, BRIAN KEMP, F. DONALD LOGAN, ALISON MCHARDY
 

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Contents

the Scholar
1
The archivist is not and ought not to be a historian
9
Why Forge Episcopal Acta? Preliminary Observations on the Forged
18
the Beneficed Clergy of NorthEast Lincolnshire
40
Cause Papers as a Source for
63
Investing in the Medieval College
77
the Career of Walter Suffield Bishop
94
The Law of Charity and the English Ecclesiastical Courts
111
the Episcopal Households of ThirteenthCentury
124
The Acta of English Rural Deans in the later Twelfth and early
139
The Court of Arches and the Bishop of Salisbury
159
a Neglected Resource
173
The Vatican Archives the Papal Registers and Great Britain and
194
Bibliography of the Writings of David Smith
211
Tabula Gratulatoria
236
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Christopher Brooke, the former Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge University and a life fellow of Conville and Caius College, Cambridge, is a leading scholar of medieval history. He is a fellow of the British Academy and corresponding fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.

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