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English Episcopal Acta 30: Carlisle 1133-1292

by David M. Smith

Part of the English Episcopal Acta Series

English Episcopal Acta 30: Carlisle 1133-1292 Synopsis

The area comprising what became the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland was long disputed, both politically and ecclesiastically, between the English and Scottish kingdoms. The bishopric of Carlisle was the last see in England to be created before the Reformation changes of the 1540s. This latest volume in the English Episcopal Acta series brings together for the first time an edition of all the surviving charters issued by bishops of Carlisle from 1133 until the death of Bishop Ralph de Ireton in 1292. The extant charters provide great insights into the episcopal administration of this border bishopric for the first 150 years of the see's existence. The introduction provides an account of the diocese, the bishops and their households, discussion of the diplomatic aspects and style of the surviving charters and the episcopal seals. Offering fresh insights into this formative period of English history, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of ecclesiastical, medieval and local history.

English Episcopal Acta 30: Carlisle 1133-1292 Press Reviews

constitutes a welcome addition to the series and a substantial contribution to the study of the twelfth- and thirteenth-century north-west of England. * Hugh F. Doherty, Journal of Ecclesiastical History * This is a rich collection of material, meticulously edited, for which we are all in Professor Smith's debt. * Janet Burton, The English Historical Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780197263167
Publication date: 30th June 2005
Author: David M. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500,

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