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Freedom and protection: Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100

Kriston R. Rennie


This book examines the history of monastic exemption in France. It maps an institutional story of monastic freedom and protection, which is deeply rooted in the religious, political, social, and legal culture of the early Middle Ages. Traversing many geo-political boundaries and fields of historical specialisation, this book evaluates the nature and extent of papal involvement in French monasteries between the sixth and eleventh centuries. Defining the meaning and value of exemption to medieval contemporaries during this era, it demonstrates how the papacy’s commitment, cooperation, and interv ... More

Keywords: exemption, papacy, monasticism, immunity, protection, freedom, Carolingian, Merovingian, Roman Church, Canon law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526127723
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526127723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kriston R. Rennie, author
Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Queensland