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Other research product . 2012

Klerkene og herredømmets udvikling i højmiddelalderen: The Clerks and the development of power in the high middleages

Andersen, Mette Specht; Berthelsen, Jonas Juul; Philipsen, Emil; Præstegaard, Mads Christian;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jan 2012
Country: Denmark

This projects subject is the development of the secular rule through the secular clergy in the high middle ages with a focus on England. Our interest is what part the educated secular clergy played in the change from a vassal rule to a bureaucratic rule. To this we use the 4. Lateran Council canons to show the direct link to the Roman-Catholic Church, and how the Gregorian Reforms was a part of creating a professional clergy within the church. Combining this with The Dialogue Concerning the Exchequer as well as a wide variety of historians on the subject we wish to show what was the mind of the secular clergy and how he influenced the change in rule of man. On this we conclude the fol-lowing: The clergy was an significant part in the process which kept the secular power centralized and paved the way for the formation of the state.


Bourdieu, England, Clanchy, History, Cheyette, Moore, Brundage, IV Laterancouncil, The Dialogue Concerning The Exchequer, Rule, Middleages, Clergy, Power

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