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The Proprietary Church in the Medieval West
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The Proprietary Church in the Medieval West

Susan Wood

Abstract

This book studies the proprietary church with coverage of most of Western Europe, from the end of the Roman Empire in the West to about 1200. The book provides a broad survey in varying degrees of intensity and with a shifting geographical focus; and it asks questions that are as much social and religious as legal or administrative. The book vindicates, for village and estate churches, Ulrich Stutz's basic concept of a church with its possessions, revenues, and priestly office as an object of what we can reasonably call property. However, it largely rejects his and his followers' application o ... More

Keywords: proprietary church, Western Europe, village churches, estate churches, priestly office, property, Ulrich Stutz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206972
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206972.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Wood, author
Emeritus Fellow, St Hugh's College, Oxford

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