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Chichester, 1254-1305 /
edited by Philippa M. Hoskin.
imprint
Oxford : Published for the British Academy by The Oxford University Press, 2001.
description
xxiv, 161-374 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0197262325
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Oxford : Published for the British Academy by The Oxford University Press, 2001.
isbn
0197262325
general note
Includes indexes.
catalogue key
4733591
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A useful addition to the corpus of printed medieval documentary sources for ecclesiastical historians.
The editor, an old acta hand, has done her work well ... The technical standard of the editing is high and the subject index is a model of its kind ... Philippa Hoskin's edition ensures that we are now as familiar with this diocese, at the time of its greatest distinction, as we are ever likely to be.
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The three bishops of late 13th and early 14th century Chichester were men of contrasting characters and backgrounds. The surviving charters of these men offer a rare chance to see the details of their diocesan administration.
Long Description
The bishops of late thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century Chichester, working in the shadow of the great saint of the diocese, Richard Wich, were men of contrasting characters and backgrounds. John of Climping's career had been a steady climb within the hierarchy at Chichester. Stephen Bersted turned his attention outside the see: his involvement in the baronial rebellion brought him excommunication and suspension. Gilbert of St Leofard was a man of many masters and of many roles: he had served archbishops in both Canterbury and York, and as a judge was not above accepting a bribe. The extant charters of these three men offer the chance to see the details of the diocesan administration, touching peasants and kings, the religious and the laity. This edition (which includes additions to the Chichester Fasti of 1066-1300) complements Volume 22, which covered Chichester in the period 1215-1253.
Main Description
The bishops of late thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century Chichester, working in the shadow of the great saint of the diocese, Richard Wich, were men of contrasting characters and backgrounds. John of Climping's career had been a steady climb within the hierarchy at Chichester. Stephen Bersted was involved in the baronial rebellion, which brought him excommunication and suspension. Gilbert of St. Leofard served archbishops in both Canterbury and York, and as a judge was not above accepting a bribe. The extant charters of these three men offer the chance to see the details of the diocesan administration, from peasants and kings. This edition includes additions to the Chichester Fasti of 1066-1300.
Main Description
The second of two Chichester volumes presenting Latin Acta, numbered 189 to 344, produced in the diocese during the second half of the 13th century. Bishops John Climping, Stephen Bersted and Gilbert of St Leofard are represented. Appendices include a discussion of the use of the Bishop's Seal and the itineraries of the bishops of Chichester between 1215 and 1305. The first Chichester volume, Volume 22, is also available.

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