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Canons, books of canons, and ecclesiastical judgments in Carolingian Italy: the Council of Mantua, 827

  • Michael W. Heil

The long-running jurisdictional dispute between the patriarchs of Aquileia and Grado entered a period of particular activity in the 820s, culminating in a judicial decision in Aquileia’s favor at the Council of Mantua in 827. This council and its consequences offer fertile ground for exploring the ways that texts figured in ecclesiastical conflicts in ninth-century Italy. Recent work has shed light on the role hagiographical texts played in this dispute. This chapter examines another “textual” dimension: the role of canons and canon-law norms in arguments and decisions, in the “courtroom” and beyond. The chapter concludes with brief discussion of a different case, from Lucca, that shows with particular clarity the close connection that could exist between canon law in the manuscripts and in legal practice.

  • Keywords:
  • Middle Ages,
  • 9th century,
  • North-Eastern Italy,
  • Mantua,
  • Aquileia-Grado,
  • Maxentius,
  • canon law,
  • legal practice,
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Michael W. Heil

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States - ORCID: 0000-0002-3284-5521

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  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Pages: 91-110
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Canons, books of canons, and ecclesiastical judgments in Carolingian Italy: the Council of Mantua, 827

Authors

Michael W. Heil

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-623-0.06

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Networks of bishops, networks of texts

Book Subtitle

Manuscripts, legal cultures, tools of government in Carolingian Italy at the time of Lothar I

Editors

Gianmarco De Angelis, Francesco Veronese

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

232

Publication Year

2022

Copyright Information

© 2022 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-623-0

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978-88-5518-622-3

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978-88-5518-623-0

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978-88-5518-625-4

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Reti Medievali E-Book

Series ISSN

2704-6362

Series E-ISSN

2704-6079

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