New PDF release: Cross, Crescent and Conversion: Studies on Medieval Spain

By Simon Barton

ISBN-10: 9004163433

ISBN-13: 9789004163430

This quantity is meant as a commemoration of the occupation of Richard Fletcher and his awesome contribution to our realizing of the medieval international. The seventeen papers integrated right here, written via a few of the prime students of this era, mirror the 3 major components of Fletcher's scholarly endeavours: Church and society in medieval Spain; Christian-Muslim family members, either within the Iberian peninsula and extra afield;

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20 It is clear from Gregory’s Moralia as well as from his Regula Pastoralis that he held that the work of the Church had to be done by praedicatores or “preachers”, who might have preferred to devote themselves to contemplation, but whose sense of duty made them give themselves up instead to an active life on behalf of fellow Christians. It was from their ranks that Gregory believed the rectores or leaders of the Church, primarily its bishops, should be drawn. 21 As his own practice demonstrated, he also felt that such rectores needed the appropriate spiritual support to enable them both to carry out their duties in the world and to help them to take advantage of the life of contemplation when the opportunity arose.

23 While a few of these are precisely dated to a particular day and the rest can at least be placed within the month of the indictional year in which they were composed, those phases of the mission that are not dealt with in the Pope’s extant correspondence lack a clear chronology. Both Bede and his contacts in Canterbury were clearly no better informed than we are today. Like us, Bede had to make deductions from the few of Gregory’s letters that were transcribed for him in the papal archives by Nothelm.

50–1; Wallace-Hadrill, Commentary, p. 22. 63 The ƄƮƥƫƭưƫ are Angles, as evidenced not least by his also referring to them as one of the three peoples inhabiting Britain, along with the Britons themselves and the Frisians. 65 This together with some place name evidence locates them firmly in the region of Thuringia, and it is thought that both they and the Angles merged into a wider Thuringian identity in the course of the ninth century, as there are no later references to them. 10, ed. and trans.

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