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Episcopal Elections 250-600Hierarchy and Popular Will in Late Antiquity$
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Peter Norton

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199207473

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207473.001.0001

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Provinces and patriarchs: organizational structures

Provinces and patriarchs: organizational structures

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(p.118) 5 Provinces and patriarchs: organizational structures
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Episcopal Elections 250-600
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PETER NORTON

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207473.003.0005

Geographical organization and the claims to authority to which it gave rise are of clear relevance to the issue of elections, and the Nicene regulations on elections are intertwined with the question of regional jurisdiction. This chapter looks at the activities of the metropolitans within their provinces, focusing on how groups of provinces were managed, if at all. It argues that that the commonly-held view that the church modelled its own hierarchy on that of the empire is a description full of holes.

Keywords:   church hierarchy, geogrpahical organization, episcopal elections, Nicene regulations, metropolitans

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