English Episcopal Acta 29
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of Pages: 366
Width: 16.4 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
This latest edition to the English Episcopal Acta series brings together for the first time edited versions of all the extant charters issued by the bishops of Durham between 1241 and 1283: Nicholas Farnham, Walter Kirkham, Robert Stichill and Robert of Holy Island (the last two, unusually at this date, monastic bishops). The surviving charters provide insights into episcopal administration and estate management in the mid-thirteenth-century diocese. A full introduction considers the lives of these little-studied bishops and the diplomatic of their charters, as well as the unusual structure of the episcopal households here. The bishops' itineraries are also given in an appendix. This volume complements EEA 24IR (0-19-726234-1) and EEA 25 (0-19-726235-X), which contained the acta from 1153 onwards.
The editor picks her way carefully but confidently through this biographical material... Roy Martin Haines, EHR 494 The content of this volume in the series of English Episcopal Acta once again demonstrates the inestimable value of this 'great historical enterprise' for which all historians of medieval England should be profoundly grateful. Ecclesistaical History The introduction by Philippa Hoskin deserves special praise...her meticulous survey of the bishop's households is outstanding, and, in itself, an important study of clerical life in England at the time. Professor William Gibson, Archives