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The foundations of medieval English ecclesiastical history : studies presented to David Smith / edited by Philippa Hoskin, Christopher Brooke, Barrie Dobson.

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Subject: England > Church history > 1066-1485.
England > Church history > 1066-1485 > Sources.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781846153976
  • ISBN: 1846153972
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : 1 portrait.
  • Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K. ; Boydell Press, ©2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: David Smith : the scholar / Christopher Brooke -- "The archivist is not and ought not to be an historian" : David Smith and the Borthwick Institute / Christopher Webb -- Why forge episcopal acta? : preliminary observations on the forges characters in the English episcopal acts series / Julie Barrow -- Pastors and masters : the beneficed clergy of North-East Lincolnshire, 1290-1340 / Nicholas Bennett -- The convent and the community : cause papers as a source for monastic history / Janet Burton -- Patriarchy and patrimony : investing in the Medieval college / Charles Fonge -- "Above all these charity" : the career of Walter Suffield, Bishop of Norwich, 1244-57 / Christopher Harper-Bill -- The law of charity and the English ecclesiastical courts / R.H. Helmholz -- Continuing service : the episcopal households of thirteenth-century Durham / Philippa Hoskin -- The acta of English rural deans in the later twelfth and early thirteenth centuries / Brian Kemp -- The Court of Arches and the Bishop of Salisbury / F. Donald Logan -- Bishops' registers and political history : a neglected resouce / A.K. McHardy -- The Vatican archives, the papal registers and Great Britain and Ireland : the foundations of historical research / Janes Sayers.
Summary: 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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