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Monasteries and Patrons in the Gorze Reform
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Monasteries and Patrons in the Gorze Reform: Lotharingia c.850-1000

John Nightingale

Abstract

This book explores the prominent role of monasteries in the early medieval period and their relationship to the nobility in Lotharingia throughout the 9th and 10th centuries. It focuses on the evidence from three of the region's greatest abbeys — Gorze, Saint-Maximin, and Saint-Evre — which played a central role in the monastic reform movement. This swept through the region in the 930s and is commonly named after Gorze. Set within the context of the whole social structure and exercise of regional power in the early middle ages, this book demonstrates the vitality and importance of monasteries, ... More

Keywords: monasteries, medieval period, Lotharingia, nobility, Gorze, Saint-Maximin, Saint-Evre, monastic reform, monastic lordship, abbeys

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208358.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Nightingale, author
Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Magdalen College, Oxford
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