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Papacy and Law in the Gregorian Revolution: The Canonistic Work of Anselm of Lucca

Kathleen G. Cushing


This book explores the role of canon law in the ecclesiastical reform movement of the eleventh century, commonly known as the Gregorian Refom movement. Focusing on the Collectio canonum of Bishop Anselm of Lucca — hitherto largely unexplored in English — it is concerned with the symbiotic relationship between canon law and reform, and seeks to explore the ways in which Anselm’s writing can be seen in the context of the reformer’s need to devise and articulate strategies for the renovation of the ... More

Keywords: canon law, eleventh century, Gregorian Reform movement, Gregorian Revolution, Bishop Anselm, Lucca, reform, Christian society, reformist doctrine, Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207245
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen G. Cushing, author