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The Resource The cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet world, c.1170-c.1220, edited by Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin

The cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet world, c.1170-c.1220, edited by Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin

Label
The cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet world, c.1170-c.1220
Title
The cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet world, c.1170-c.1220
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin
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Contributor
Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Becket - the archbishop of Canterbury cut down in his own cathedral just after Christmas 1170 - stands amongst the most renowned royal ministers, churchmen, and saints of the Middle Ages. He inspired the work of medieval writers and artists, and remains a compelling subject for historians today. Yet many of the political, religious, and cultural repercussions of his murder and subsequent canonisation remain to be explored in detail. This book examines the development of the cult and the impact of the legacy of Saint Thomas within the Plantagenet orbit of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries - the "Empire" assembled by King Henry II, defended by his son King Richard the Lionheart, and lost by King John. Traditional textual and archival sources, such as miracle collections, charters, and royal and papal letters, are used in conjunction with the material culture inspired by the cult, to emphasise the wide-ranging impact of the murder and of the cult's emergence in the century following the martyrdom. From the archiepiscopal church at Canterbury, to writers and religious houses across the Plantagenet lands, to the courts of Henry II, his children, and the bishops of the Angevin world, individuals and communities adapted and responded to one of the most extraordinary religious phenomena of the age
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
940.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA209.T4
LC item number
C85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Webster, Paul
  • Gelin, Marie-Pierre
  • International Medieval Congress
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas
  • Thomas
  • Christian saints
  • Christian martyrs
  • Bishops
  • Great Britain
  • Thomas
  • Bishops
  • Christian martyrs
  • Christian saints
  • Cults
  • England
Label
The cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet world, c.1170-c.1220, edited by Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers based chiefly on a selection from those presented at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK--Cf. Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
951724624
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781783271610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951724624
Label
The cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet world, c.1170-c.1220, edited by Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin
Publication
Note
Papers based chiefly on a selection from those presented at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK--Cf. Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
951724624
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781783271610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951724624

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