• …ut normam salutiferam cunctis ostenderet : représentations de l’autorité impériale dans la Vita Benedicti Anianensis et la Vita Adalhardi

    Author(s):
    Rutger Kramer (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Medieval Studies
    Subject(s):
    Hagiography, Normativity, Carolingian reforms, Carolingians
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    empire, Carolingian Kingship
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63C4C
    Abstract:
    The reign of Louis the Pious was marked by a series of ecclesiastical and monastic reforms, directed by the Imperial Court. Given that the initiative for these reforms came from the court and not necessarily from the very communities involved, the debate about them also touched upon the question of who would have the right to intervene in monastic life, and in what way. In this article, two sources are analysed, each one proposing a different answer to this question. On the one hand, in the Vita Benedicti Anianensis, Imperial influence is explained as an obvious feature of Imperial authority. The Vita Adalhardi, on the other hand, seems to favour a world in which the responsibilities of the Imperial Court are limited to the preservation of monastic autonomy, without at the same time breaching it.
    Notes:
    http://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/abs/10.1484/M.HAG-EB.1.102184
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