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The Resource The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa, (electronic resource)

The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa, (electronic resource)

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The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere
Title
The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy
Title remainder
Roman bishops and the domestic sphere
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Sessa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first cultural history of papal authority in late antiquity. While most traditional histories posit a 'rise of the papacy' and examine popes as politicians, theologians and civic leaders, Kristina Sessa focuses on the late Roman household and its critical role in the development of the Roman church from c.350–600. She argues that Rome's bishops adopted the ancient elite household as a model of good government for leading the church. Central to this phenomenon was the classical and biblical figure of the steward, the householder's appointed agent who oversaw his property and people. As stewards of God, Roman bishops endeavored to exercise moral and material influence within both the pope's own administration and the households of Italy's clergy and lay elites. This original and nuanced study charts their manifold interactions with late Roman households and shows how bishops used domestic knowledge as the basis for establishing their authority as Italy's singular religious leaders.--
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Sessa, Kristina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popes
  • Home economics
  • Households
  • Papacy
  • Italy
Label
The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139017336
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: household management and the Bishop of Rome -- The late Roman household in Italy -- From dominion to dispensatio: stewardship as an elite ideal -- Primus cultor: episcopal householding in theory and practice -- Overseeing the overseer: bishops and the lay household -- Cultivating the clerical household: marriage, property, and inheritance -- Mistrusting the Bishop: succession, stewardship, and sex in the Laurentian schism -- The household and the Bishop: authority, competition, and cooperation in the gesta martyrum
Control code
CR9781139017336
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139017336
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384471
Label
The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139017336
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: household management and the Bishop of Rome -- The late Roman household in Italy -- From dominion to dispensatio: stewardship as an elite ideal -- Primus cultor: episcopal householding in theory and practice -- Overseeing the overseer: bishops and the lay household -- Cultivating the clerical household: marriage, property, and inheritance -- Mistrusting the Bishop: succession, stewardship, and sex in the Laurentian schism -- The household and the Bishop: authority, competition, and cooperation in the gesta martyrum
Control code
CR9781139017336
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139017336
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384471

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